The Delhi High Court has ruled that affirmative action taken for the welfare and upliftment of manual scavengers is not ‘Reservation’.
The Bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla was deciding a petition filed in a matter relating to a tender bidding for mechanized sewer cleaning when it ruled,
“[I]n this case is the attempt of the state, uniquely to ensure that the livelihood and lives of sewage workers performing manual scavenging . . .
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