126th Constitutional Amendment: Anglo-Indians Protest at Jantar Mantar
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Indian Polity
- The Amendment act allows for continuing the reservation of seats for SC & STs in the Lok Sabha (Article 330) and state assemblies (Article 332)for another 10 years, upto January 25, 2030 which was due to end on 25th Jan 2020.
- The reservation for Anglo-Indians in the form of “nomination” (Article 331 & 333) is set to expire on 25th Jan 2020 as this Bill does not extend the facility to the community.
- Currently, only some state Assemblies like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand etc. have one Anglo-Indian member each. The Amendment does away with this as well.
- Article 334 originally provided that reservation of seats would cease 10 years after the commencement of Constitution. But this was extended every 10 years (8th,23rd,45th,62nd,79th and 95th amendments)