Councillor booked for calling East Delhi mayor 'dalit'

Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has registered a case against Congress councillor Ishrat Begum for allegedly calling her a "dalit" and obstructing her from discharging her duties.

Seven booked for threatening forcible conversion in Bihar

A case was registered against seven people in Bihar for threatening to forcibly convert a Dalit family, police said Monday.

SIT to probe Manipur youth`s death in Delhi: Govt

Government on Tuesday said a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to investigate the death of Manipuri youth Akha Salouni in Delhi.

Badaun gang-rape victims` family claims being threatened

The family of the Badaun rape victims on Monday alleged that they have received threats and demanded security from Central forces, saying they do not trust the state police.

Badaun gang-rape victims did not belong to SC/ST caste: UP govt

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.

CPI-M for action against Ramdev under SC/ST Act

CPI(M) on Saturday demanded prosecution of yoga guru Ramdev under the SC/ST Act for his "uncivilised statements" against Dalit women and charged him with demeaning them.

Govt `approves` amendments to SC/ST Act

Government on Wednesday is believed to have approved amendments to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which will give it more teeth by expanding its scope and providing for harsher punishment.

Centre planning to amend SC/ST Act: Report

With the 2014 lok Sabha polls just a few months away, the Congress-led UPA government is eyeing another populist legislation - amendments to the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

NAC for dedicated courts to try offences under SC/ST Act

Sonia Gandhi-led NAC recommended setting up of dedicated courts to try offences under SC/ST Act on fast track basis.

Urgent need to amend SC/ST Act: Kumari Selja

There is an urgent need to amend the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act to protect Dalits and tribals, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja said.

Karnataka to amend SC/ST/OBC act

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.

Doctors apprehend misuse of SC/ST Act

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.

Wanted to scrap SC/ST Act when in Cabinet: Meira Kumar

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.

Madras HC asks authorities to follow provisions of SC, ST Act

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.

Cong MP alleges UP CM has misused SC/ST Act against Rita

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.