Child can be considered SC/ST even if one parent is SC/ST and has suffered socio-economic disability due to caste: KHC

The Kerala High Court (KHC) allowed a writ petition filed by a student claiming she belongs to a Scheduled Tribe (ST), as her mother belongs to the ST, and therefore is entitled to all the benefits available to the ST & issuance of community certificate in that regards. The KHC observed that a child can be considered as belonging to Scheduled Caste or ST even if only one of the parents belongs to the same SC/ST community so long as they have suffered disability socially, economically, and educationally.