a copy of this order.
With the directions as above, the Writ Petition is accordingly
allowed. But, in the circumstances without costs.
ILR1996 KAR 2672
Kulkarni Geeta M.vs The State of Karnataka & Others*
A) CONSTITUTION OF INDIA- Article 16(4) - petitioner
claiming reservation as Scheduled Caste being "Beda Jangama",
sub-caste of Veerashaivas and getting employment in bank- State
issuing circular disputing her claim - held, circular illegal and ul-
tra-vires Article 341 of the Constitution.
B) CONSTITUTION OF INDIA - Article 341 - Parliament
alone has powers to amend the Constitution (SC/ST) Order, 1950
as amended by the Amendment Act, 1976 - State issuing circular
that "Beda Jangama" not belonging to SC, & prosecuting peti-
tioner for getting employment under SC certificate - held, pros-
ecution liable to be quashed.
CASES REFERRED AT PARAS
1. AIB 1936 Privy Council 253 - Nazeer Ahmed vs King Emperor (Foil 9)
2. AIR 1964 SC 358 - State of U.R vs Singham Singh (do 9)
Sri Praveen Kumar Rajkote, Advocate for Petitioner,
Sri A-V.Sreenivasa Reddy, Addtional, G.A. for R-1 to 3,
Sri Ram Mohan Reddy, Advocate for R-4
By this Petition under Articles 226 & 227 of the Constitution of
india, the Petitioner has prayed for issurance of a writ of mandamus or writ