Bombay High Court: To fulfill the dream of an 18-year-old tribal student to become an engineer, the Bombay High Court heard the case on August 15, a holiday. In fact, The Caste Inquiry Committee of a student named Gaurav Wagh had canceled the Scheduled Tribe (ST) certificate. About which the Bombay High Court heard.
The court heard the case on Tuesday, 15 August, which was a government holiday. Upholding justice for Gaurav Wagh, a division bench of Justices Avinash Gharote and Manohar Chandwani set aside the decision of the Caste Inquiry Committee, which had claimed that he did not belong to the designated tribe.
< pstyle="text-align: justify;">His caste validity certificate was to be given on August 16
After taking admission in engineering, Wagh had to submit his caste certificate by 3 pm on August 16 to confirm his seat , failing which his admission would have been cancelled. The committee’s move to cancel Wagh’s tribe certificate posed a direct threat to his reserved seat for tribal students, jeopardizing their aspirations. In response the student opted to challenge the decision in the High Court.
What is the issue?
While hearing the matter, the bench remarked that a very strange situation has arisen as the father of the petitioner has caste validity certificate of Mana tribe. The father is a tribal and the son has become non-tribal because of the decision of the committee, which is a situation which cannot be tolerated. The judges said that the inquiry committee said that it was not appropriate to reject his certificate.