The case to stop the Bihar Caste Census will be heard by the Supreme Court

Publish Date: 11 Jan, 2023 |

The Supreme Court has now been consulted on the Bihar Caste Census issue. A petition against the Bihar government's notification to conduct a caste-based census in the state has been accepted for urgent hearing by the Supreme Court. According to the Supreme Court, the case will be heard on January 13.

What did the petition say?

According to the petition submitted by Akhilesh Kumar, a Bihar resident who lives in the Nalanda district, the Bihar government's notification of the caste census scheduled for June 6, 2022 violates Article 14 of the Constitution, which guarantees equality before the law and equal protection under the law. There is a clause that says According to the petitioner, the notification is unlawful, capricious, irrational, and unconstitutional. Therefore, it ought to be outlawed.

Additionally, it was said in the petition that the state administration lacks the authority to carry out the census. Only the central government may conduct the census in accordance with national law. Because of this, the Bihar government's order to conduct a caste census violates the constitution. The court has now decided to hear it. On January 20, the Supreme Court will now consider this case.


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