HC awards SC status to Mogeras

Uttara Kannada District Mogera Society had moved the Court seeking to inclusion of the community in the list of Scheduled Castes after the Social Welfare department refused to issue a caste certificate to the effect.

The department had claimed that Mogeras come under the Backward Classes. It was the case of the petitioner that the community with a population of 40,000 was treated as SC during the British Raj, but the Chennappa Reddy commission classified them as Backward Classes.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice H G Ramesh directed the State Government to issue circular including Mogheras in the list of SCs.

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