SC adjourns hearing of Gujarat govt EWS ordinance till Aug 29

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a Gujarat government plea that challenged a high court order on quashing of its ordinance of providing 10% quota for the economically backward among the unreserved category, including the agitating Patel community.

A three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, which had listed the matter for hearing on August 22 instructed parties to the plea that there would be no new admissions under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category or quota in Gujarat till the Supreme Court ruled on the matter at its next hearing fixed for August 29.