HYDERABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Telangana government on a plea challenging the decision of the state government to remove 26 castes from the list of Backward Classes in the state. The court was dealing with a petition filed by members of the Setty Balija community.
Recently, while dealing with a special leave petition filed by some aspirants of the medical course, the Apex Court had granted an interim stay on an order issued by the Hyderabad High Court upholding the decision of Telangana government to remove 26 castes from the BC list.
The High Court issued the order on Sept 4 this year, while dismissing a batch of petitions filed by students and parents questioning the state government’s decision to delete 26 castes including Kalinga, Gavara, Setti Balija, Toorpu Kapu etc. from the list. Aggrieved by this, some aspirants and community members moved Supreme Court seeking remedy.