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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Congress has not announced any CM candidate, though it has made it clear that the choice would be between PCC chief Kamal Nath and campaign committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia, should it make the grade on December 11.