SC/ST Act News

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.

Lost in the noise

If the BJP wants to gain the trust of Dalits, it can start by asking party’s own state governments to uphold due process

Bharat bandh Highlights: Seven killed; 1,700 anti-riot policemen rushed to violence-hit areas

Follow Bharat bandh Highlights: Violent protests were reported in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab, while curfew was imposed in parts of Madhya Pradesh. 19 people have been injured in Gwalior and internet services have been suspended.


Haryana to set up special courts to deal with cases under SC/ST Act

Regarding setting up of six fast-track courts in those districts where 50 or more cases of rape, eve-teasing and mental harassment are pending in courts, it was informed that the matter had been taken up with the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Bulandshahr: Six arrested for ‘attacking police team, helping accused flee from custody’

The policemen who were injured in the incident are sub-inspector Ankit Chowdhary, constable Virendra and homeguard Jitendra. Their condition is stable, police said.

FIR against 21 for ‘terrorising’ Neo-Buddhist family in Mumbai

Shailesh Singh, one of the accused also got an FIR registered, claiming that Shubhangi Gaikwad and her family members had attacked him during a protest against the redevelopment project carried out by Ambit Builders.

SC/ST Act protests will die down like Padmaavat agitations: Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Madhya Pradesh saw widespread protests by upper caste groups after the SC/ST Act was amended to override a Supreme Court ruling. The issue found traction in the poll-bound state because government employees were unhappy with the state government’s policy of reservation in promotions.