Supreme Court drops Jats from OBC reservation list
New Delhi : Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Jat community cannot be included in the Central list of Other Backward Classes
The apex court said Jats are politically organised community and hence have no solid reason to stay in this category
It also directed government to recognise emerging socially and educationally backward groups like transgenders
After court judgement 27 Jat MPs, led by Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhury Birender Singh, met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
They asked government to challenge the order in a review petition
Also threatened to handle the case their way if no solid action is taken from government’s end
Judgment will affect the politically significant Jats in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Bharatpur and Dholpur districts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The quota was given by the then ruling UPA government.