Atrocities on SCs, STs increasing

Cases of atrocities on people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are on the rise even two decades after a stringent rule was framed to protect the vulnerable sections.

Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 21:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Cases of atrocities on people
belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are on the
rise even two decades after a stringent rule was framed to
protect the vulnerable sections, the Lok Sabha was informed
Monday.

The police registered 32,407 such cases in 2006, 35,352 in
2007 and 38,943 in 2008, Minister of State for Social Justice
and Empowerment D Napoleon said in a written reply.

Of the total number of cases, 1,03,793 have been disposed
of while 32,394 are still pending in different police
stations, he said quoting National Crime Records Bureau data.

PTI