10 Feb 2020
SC upholds SC/ST Amendment Act; reintroduces bar on anticipatory bail
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the 2018 amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act).
21 Sep 2018
Chouhan announces SC/ST Act won't be misused, but protesters unhappy
In what can be seen as a move to placate protesting upper caste members, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, on Thursday, he would ensure the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act isn't misused in the state.
07 Sep 2018
Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'
BSP Chief Mayawati on Friday dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' called by some upper caste OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an "electoral conspiracy" of Bhartiya Janta Party to divide people on the basis of caste ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
07 Sep 2018
Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act
Amid widespread anger, including calls of 'Bharat bandh', against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the issue must not be politicized and all political parties should get together to discuss the issue.
06 Sep 2018
Life remains unaffected in UP despite Bharat Bandh call
Life remained normal across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday despite a 'Bharat Bandh' call by some upper-caste groups against the recent amendment approved by Parliament to overturn a Supreme Court judgment on the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
06 Sep 2018
Bharat Bandh: Protests escalate in Bihar and MP
Protests as part of today's Bharat Bandh are escalating, especially in parts of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
12 Aug 2018
Extend Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law to J&K: TRCF
An organization representing Gujjars and Bakerwals said today the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, in its amended form, should be extended to J&K to ensure social equality and provide speedy justice to tribals in the state.
05 Aug 2018
NDA allies in Bihar will cease to be politically-relevant: Congress
Parties like Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP will cease to be politically relevant in Bihar if they stay in alliance with BJP, Congress leader in-charge of the state Shaktisinh Gohil said.
01 Aug 2018
Cabinet reverses SC order, takes SC/ST Act to original form
Right before the 2019 elections and a week ahead of planned Dalit protests, the Union Cabinet has introduced a bill in parliament restoring the original provisions of the SC/ST Act.