What Is SC/ST Act? All You Need To Know About This

What Is SC/ST Act? All You Need To Know About This

What Is SC/ST Act? All You Need To Know About This

The bench also clarified that there was no dilution of any provision of the SC/ST Act or Rules and said compensation can be paid to the alleged victims of atrocities even prior to the registration of FIR under SC/ST Act. Rajnath Singh said the government acted swiftly and had already filed a petition in the top court seeking review of its order.

The court said it would hear the matter again after 10 days. People agitating may not have read the judgement.

Appearing before a Bench of Justices Adarsh K Goel and UU Lalit, which passed the order, Attorney General KK Venugopal argued for close to two hours to make out a case for recall of the judgment.

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It said the judgement defeated the very intention of the SC/ST Act and would have far-reaching consequences, especially in northern India where Dalit communities were much discriminated against and harassed, Mr. Balan said. And yet, it provides for immediate arrest on filing first information report (FIR) and denies bail to the accused.

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices A.K.Goel and U.U.Lalit refused to stay its judgment in Dr.Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. The court's decision would probably not have gone down so badly with the Dalits if they could trust the government. The protests led to violent clashes between the protesters and the police.

"We had appealed to the opposition parties to take the agitation back".

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At least nine persons are reported to have died in the violence and numerous others injured.

Congress leaders also countered BJP President Amit Shah's allegations earlier in the day that the party had ignored B.R. Ambedkar. According to the data shared by the government in Lok Sabha, 40,774 cases were registered under this Act in 2016 out of which only 78.3 per cent were chargesheeted (implying 21.7 per cent, about 8,000, cases were closed). The clarification was based on suggestions the court received from senior advocate Amarendra Sharan, who was appointed as amicus curie to assist the court.

He said that at every juncture and in all possible ways, the BJP would stand shoulder to shoulder with the community. He claimed that more than half of the money released by the Modi government across the country for SC/ST welfare was being spent by Karnataka itself on the Dalits and tribals. We will fulfil their aspirations and dreams.

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Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that the government "differs" with the reasoning given by the Supreme Court judgement "virtually redoing the entire architecture of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act".

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