Patna HC Strikes Down 65% Reservation For Backward Classes, Says Increase In Reservation Was Based On Proportion Of Population Without Studying Representation

The Bihar Reservation of Vacancies in Posts and Services (for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) Amendment Act, 2023 and the Bihar Reservation (in Admission to Educational Institutions) Amendment Act, 2023 passed by the Bihar Legislature on 09.11.2023, that enhanced reservation of ST, SC, EBC and BC to 65% from existing 50%, was struck down by the Patna High Court for being unconstitutional and in violation of Articles, 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution of India.