Reservation Claim of Man Who Converted To IslamFrom Hinduism Rejected by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court ruled that after converting to a different religion, a person cannot maintain the
caste or community he was born into or request caste-based reservations.
In a decision rendered on December 1, Justice GR Swaminathan of the Madras High Court rejected a
claim made by a man who had converted from Hinduism to Islam and sought benefits of reservation
based on the community he was born into.
Justice Swaminathan highlighted a number of Supreme Court rulings that found that if a Hindu who has
converted to a faith that does not recognise castes would no longer be considered a member of that
caste.
Case: U Akbar Ali v The State of Tamil Nadu and another

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