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Explain the possible implications for the States of the interpretation of the 102nd Amendment by the Supreme Court in the Maratha reservation case.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. Explain the possible implications for the States of the interpretation of the 102nd Amendment by the Supreme Court in the Maratha reservation case. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article highlights the issues with the Supreme Court judgment in the Maratha reservation case.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the possible implications for the States of the interpretation of the 102nd Amendment by the Supreme Court in the Maratha reservation case.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Discuss first the brief background of the question.

Body:

Recently, the Supreme Court of India declared as unconstitutional a Maharashtra law which provided for reservation to the Maratha community.

Present the primary findings emanated from the judgment.

Then account for the Issues with the judgment.

Justify how the findings run against the values of equality and federalism, which the Court has long regarded as integral to India’s democracy.

Conclusion:

Suggest solutions and conclude.