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Vanniyar quota

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  • April 1, 2022
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Vanniyar quota

Part of: Prelims and GS II – Policies and interventions 

Context: The Supreme Court has confirmed that the grant of 10.5% internal reservation to Vanniyakula Kshatriya community violates the fundamental rights of equality, non-discrimination and equal opportunity of 115 other most backward communities (MBCs) and de-notified communities (DNCs) in Tamil Nadu.

What is Vanniyar Movement? 

  • Vanniyars are one of the largest and most consolidated backward communities in Tamil Nadu.
  • They had raised massive protests in the mid-1980s demanding 20% reservation in the state, and 2% in central services.
  • During agitation from September 17 to 23, 1987, many protesters were killed. 
  • Split of OBC quota: In 1989, the OBC quota was split into two: Backward Castes and Most Backward Castes. 
  • Vanniyars were categorised among the MBCs with 107 other communities, with 20% reservation.
  • Three decades later, the state government passed a Bill, and the current government has implemented it with a Government Order ensuring 10.5% reservation for Vanniyars within the 20% MBC quota.

News Source: TH

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