In its order yesterday, the HC declared that Raja was not a member of the ‘Hindu Parayan’ community within the state and thus not qualified to contest from the Devikulam constituency.
Solanki's family on Wednesday had claimed that he faced discrimination at the IIT B for belonging to a Scheduled Caste community and suspected foul play in his death.
A decision in this regard was taken as the number of applications for aid has crossed one lakh.
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.