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Monday, August 08, 2022



Not okay to disburse relief under SC/ST Act till conviction: HC to UP govt

August 05, 2022 11:33 pm

The court passed the order while hearing a petition filed by one Israr Ahmad and others seeking direction for quashing of the proceedings of sessions trial and chargesheet arising out of a case lodged against them at the Naseerabad police station in Rae Bareli on charges of rioting, criminal intimidation and the SC/ST Act.

21 held on charge of attacking Arundathiyar families in Tiruvannamalai, SC/ST Act invoked

January 20, 2022 10:08 am

🔴 A senior official said former Madras High Court judge Justice P R Sivakumar who was appointed as chairperson of the newly-constituted State Commission for SC/STs visited the village and took stock of the situation.

Can quash SC/ST Act cases if ‘civil’ offence: Top Court

October 26, 2021 7:51 am

The SC bench said this while quashing a case against a resident of Madhya Pradesh, who was convicted for using casteist slurs against his neighbour — a Scheduled Caste woman — with whom he had a property dispute.

2016 'honour killing' case: Sonipat court sentences accused to death for triple murder

October 12, 2021 8:11 pm

The case dates back to November, 2016 when three members of a Dalit family were shot dead by Satender and Harish.

SC quashes criminal case against DMK MP R S Bharathi under SC/ST Act

July 19, 2021 3:16 pm

A bench comprising justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose closed the criminal case against the lawmaker after holding that his speech did not fulfil the ingredients to attract the offenses for which he has been charged.

Tamil Nadu: Dalit men forced to prostrate in Villupuram; 2 arrested under SC/ST act, 54 Dalits booked for issuing death threat

May 17, 2021 1:43 pm

Dalits had organised a temple festival in their colony and hosted music and dance events coinciding with the fete which violated Covid-19 lockdown protocol.

40% cases filed under SC/ST Act fake: Rajasthan Police

January 13, 2021 2:29 pm

The police also shared the data showing 39% cases filed for crimes against women were fake.

Maharashtra: Days after man’s death, family says police not charging accused under SC/ST Act

December 07, 2020 1:32 am

Aakash Jadhav, a resident of Santacruz, who worked as a delivery agent with a food-delivery company, was assaulted on November 2 near his residence by the four accused who were alleged to be in an inebriated state and got into an argument with him.

Supreme Court: Offence under SC/ST Act only if intention to humiliate

November 06, 2020 9:00 am

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi said that to constitute an offence under the Act, the words spoken must be “in any place within public view”, and not within the four walls of a house and in the absence of any member of the public.

Not mandatory to hear the victim for bailable offences under SC/ST Act: Gujarat HC

August 28, 2020 3:33 am

Section 15A (5) of the Act, which states that a victim or his dependent “shall be entitled to be heard” at any proceeding under this Act, was also challenged. Hemal Jain submitted that these two provisions are directory in nature and not mandatory.