Friday, February 27, 2015

Reconverted dalits must get quota benefits: SC

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that if a person with dalit ancestry reconverts to Hinduism, he would get back his caste status and benefit of reservation.

"A person who is born to Christian parents who had converted to Christianity from Scheduled Caste Hindu can avail the benefit of caste certificate after his embracing Hinduism, subject to other qualifications," a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and V Gopala Gowda ruled on Thursday.

"There cannot be any soundness of logic that he cannot avail the similar benefit because his grandparents were converted and he was born to parents who were Christian," said Justice Misra, who authored the judgment for the bench.

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