Protesters mainly pointed out that caste-wise classification has never happened in the field of sports before.
The ruling by the HC came while dismissing the anticipatory bail plea of a Youtuber who had allegedly made insulting remarks against a woman from the ST community
The girl was found dead in the quarters (layam) of estate workers at Vandiperiyar on June 30, 2020.
Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has sought reports on the New Delhi-based NGO, HRDS India.
The court also rejected the bail application of the accused, Arjun, 22, an activist of the Democratic Youth Federation of India and neighbour of the girl.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Nageswara Rao said states are obligated to collect data on inadequacy of representation of SCs/STs.
The Supreme Court of India has been considering several petitions filed over the issue for long.
The LDF government has not taken kindly to the research scholar continuing with her protest despite the removal of the accused, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, from the post of IIUCNN Director.
The woman has accused Minister for Higher Education, R Bindu, of not doing enough to deliver her justice.
The university syndicate on Saturday removed Dr Nandakumar Kalarikal from the role of director-in-charge of the School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.