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The top court heard as many as 40 petitions and most of the pleas, including the lead one filed by 'Janhit Abhiyan' in 2019, challenged the validity of the Constitution Amendment (103rd) Act 2019.
In a split verdict of 3:2, the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10 percent reservation to people belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) in admissions and government jobs.
A five-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit pronounced four separate verdicts on 40 petitions challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment.
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Bela M Trivedi and JB Pardiwala upheld the law. Justice S Ravindra Bhat and the CJI had a dissenting view.