Inter-caste marriage does not change caste for reservation benefits: Madras HC [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel October 31 2019

In a judgment passed last month, the Madras High Court has clarified that marrying a person of scheduled caste does not entitle one to claim a change in caste for the purpose of reservation. A Division Bench of Justices R Subbiah and C Saravanan passed the judgment to this effect, while observing that,

"By changing one’s faith or by marrying a person belonging to another community, one does not change his or her community."

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