The Supreme Court, while examining the constitutional validity of the Maratha reservation, said on Monday that it will look into whether the landmark 1992 decision in Indra Sawhney v Union of India needs to be revisited. The potential reconsideration of the 11-judge ruling, popularly referred to as the Mandal case, could alter the structure of reservations that has been in place for decades.

Why is the Supreme Court considering revisiting the Mandal case?

What is under challenge in the Maratha quota?

What is the Indra Sawhney case that the Bench has referred to?

What did the verdict say?

How does the Maratha reservation relate to the Indra Sawhney case?

Have any other states breached the 50% ceiling before?