Anjan Kumar vs Union of India
Anjan Kumar vs Union of India Case
On 14th February, 2006, a Division Bench in Anjan Kumar vs Union of India (Civil Appeal No.6445 of 2000), held that the child born out of wedlock between a tribal woman and a forward caste nontribal man could not claim Scheduled Tribe(ST) status, where the parents of the child had performed ourt marriage outside the village; settled down in a city and the child was born and brought up in the environment of the forward community. The Bench gave this ruling while rejecting the claim of ST status by a person whose father was a Kayastha and mother belonged to the Oraon tribe, a recognized Scheduled Tribe in the State of Madhya Pradesh.
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