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SC upholds SC/ST Amendment Act; reintroduces bar on anticipatory bail

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).

Chouhan announces SC/ST Act won't be misused, but protesters unhappy

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.

Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'

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.

Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act

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.

Life remains unaffected in UP despite Bharat Bandh call

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.

Bharat Bandh: Protests escalate in Bihar and MP

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.

Extend Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law to J&K: TRCF

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.

NDA allies in Bihar will cease to be politically-relevant: Congress

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.

Cabinet reverses SC order, takes SC/ST Act to original form

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.