OBC reservation is on. This PTI report summarizes all the key points in today's verdict by a five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court. According to Venkatesan's post yesterday, four different judges were to present their opinions on this case this morning, so I'm sure there is a lot of nuance in the verdict. I will be interested in the kinds of arguments (and the kinds of counterarguments against those of quota opponents) the Court has used in arriving at -- and justifying -- its decision on this important case.
But, all that will have to wait. I just want to highlight two things:
- The verdict upholding the law is unanimous.
- The 'creamy layer' among the Other Backward Classes is excluded from the quota benefit. CNN-IBN was quick to tell us what the Court means by this phrase].