In the students’ case, Justice Arun not only recognised the choice of the individuals to decide how they want to be identified, but also directed the authorities to formulate a plan to issue community certificates to them.
The verdict also underlined the State’s roles in minimising income inequality and eliminating inequality in status, facilities and opportunities among individuals.
“Such endeavours should not be confined to considerations based on community, caste or creed,” the Court underlined.
In the same case, the judge earlier said,
“I think they should be rewarded for taking such a stance. Our Constitution says we are a secular country and they have chosen to be secular, non-religious.”