Q. Samata judgment (1997) is related to which of the following schedules of Indian Constitution?
Answer: [B] Schedule 5
Notes: Supreme Court’s Samata judgment (1997) nullified all mining leases granted by the State government of Andhra Pradesh in the Scheduled areas and asked it to stop all mining operations, thus protecting the land of tribal people. This judgement is a landmark decision that has since 1997 helped save the scheduled areas and the tribal people in different states. Under schedule 5 of the constitution, Supreme Court protected the land of the tribal people through this judgment.

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