Inter-caste offsprings can’t be denied quota benefits:Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India held that in an inter-caste marriage or a marriage between a tribal and a non-tribal the determination of the caste of the offspring is essentially a question of fact to be decided on the basis of the facts adduced in each case.
The court said that “in an inter-caste marriage or a marriage between a tribal and a non-tribal there may be a presumption that the child has t…he caste of the father.” “This presumption may be stronger in the case where in the inter-caste marriage or a marriage between a tribal and a non-tribal the husband belongs to a forward caste.” The Court said “But by no means the presumption is conclusive or irrebuttable and it is open to the child of such marriage to lead evidence to show that he/she was brought up by the mother who belonged to the scheduled caste/scheduled tribe,”.

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