With the Centre sending a letter to the UP government asking why SC/ST Act was not slapped against the accused in the Badaun gang-rape case, the Home Department here clarifying its stand on Monday claiming, the victims did not belong to the said caste.
Karnataka Government today decided
to amend the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Reservation of Appointments) Act-1990 making issuance of fake caste certificates a cognisable offence.
With four medicos in private clinics being booked under the SC/ST Act after patients belonging to dalit community died while undergoing treatment, doctors have expressed apprehension that it could set off a wrong trend.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar
on Monday said when she was Union minister in the first UPA
government she wanted to scrap the SC/ST Act to affirm her belief that there should be a
classless and casteless society.
Madurai bench of Madras HC today directed authorities to follow the provisions of the SC & ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 in the case of a Dalit youth who alleged that some youngsters thrust human excreta into his mouth.
Congress MP Jagdambika Pal today
demanded CBI inquiry into Rita Bahuguna Joshi issue and
alleged that the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh misused the
SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act against the UPCC chief.