SC/ST Act News

SC/ST Act: Apex court sends Centre’s plea for review to three-judge bench

Hearing it on April 3, 2018, the bench of Justices Goel and Lalit refused to grant any interim stay. The court said it had not diluted the Act but only attempted to protect the innocent.

One in 5 cops thinks SC/ST Act cases false, motivated: Survey

The findings are part of a report, titled ‘The Status of Policing in India Report 2019: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions’, released earlier this week.


Is video recording must under SC/ST Act: Matter referred to larger bench of Bombay High Court

On Tuesday, when Justice Sadhana Jadhav had allowed advocates to begin with the arguments in the bail application of accused doctors in the Dr Payal Tadvi death case, she was informed that the proceedings will be video recorded as per the previous orders passed by Justice Dama S Naidu.

Maharashtra: 6.6 per cent cases successfully resolved, says SC-ST commission

Of 10,223 complaints the commission received till December 2018, in just 675 cases its orders or directions have been implemented.

Atrocities Act: Maharashtra police directed to use govt workers as panch witnesses

Stopping the use of civilians as panch witnesses is one area the police has identified in its bid to arrest sliding conviction rates.

SPPU Vice-Chancellor, four varsity officials booked under SC/ST Act

A private complaint was filed in Pune sessions court by Akash Bhosle (25), a student of the university’s Marathi department, who also claims to be a freelance journalist.


Dalit killing in MP: Accused eyes Lok Sabha polls, victims’ kin want gun licences

A resident of the Chauhan Pyau area, Raja told The Indian Express that Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav has “approached him” and offered the Gwalior Lok Sabha ticket.

Supreme Court again refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments, final hearing on Feb 19

A bench headed by Justice UU Lalit said it would hear a batch of petitions challenging the amendments to the Act along with the Centre's review plea on February 19 for final disposal.

Supreme Court declines interim stay on amendments to SC/ST Act

Appearing for the petitioners, senior advocate Vikas Singh and advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan contended that the changes would result in chaos if people were arrested on false charges.

Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said the pending review petition filed by the Centre against the apex court's March 20, 2018 verdict and the pleas challenging the new amendments made in the SC/ST verdict will be taken up together.