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  • Bharat Bandh on September 6, protest against the SC/ST Amendment Act; Security beefed up in Madhya Pradesh

    Bhopal: On the eve of the ‘Bharat bandh’ on September 6 called by 35 organisations in Madhya Pradesh to protest against the SC/ST Amendment Act, security has been beefed up in the state and prohibitory orders have been issued under section 144 of Crpc in some areas, police said on Wednesday. “Through the social media and pamphletes, we came to know that some organisations are planning a Bharat Bandh against the amendments in

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    Appropriate bench to hear PIL for CBI probe into violence after SC/ST verdict: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said a petition seeking a CBI probe into the incidents of violence during the April 2 ‘Bharat bandh’, called by some organisations to protest the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act, would be listed before an “appropriate bench”. The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices A M Sapre and U U Lalit which said that it would be heard by an appropriate bench

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    Mumbai: Congress protests burning of Constitution copy in New Delhi

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Congress staged today a protest against the alleged burning of a copy of the Constitution in New Delhi and demanded that those responsible for the act be booked for sedition. The Delhi Police arrested a 40-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly burning a copy of the Constitution in protest against the amendments in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Leaders and workers of the Mumbai Congress held a protest

  • Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law tables in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: A bill to overturn a Supreme Court order which had laid down certain safeguards in SC/ST law to prevent atrocities against people of scheduled castes and tribes was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The move is being seen as a reach-out by the BJP-led NDA government to Dalits, days ahead of their proposed August 9 nationwide protest with the key demand to restore the provisions of the law.

  • Ramdas Athawale seeks details of loans to SC/STs from banks

    Mumbai: Union minister of state for social justice and employment Ramdas Athawale today met public sector banks to take stock of loans given by them under various government schemes, to the weaker section.

  • Asaram verdict: Security stepped up around victim’s house

    Shahjahanpur: With a special SC/ST court in Jodhpur all set to pronounce its verdit in a 2012 rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, the district administration here has stepped up security around the house of the victim.

  • Bhopal: No seats for SC/ST, OBC  in tribal, Hindi varsities

    Bhopal: Even as the politicians are speaking out loud about the welfare of SC/ST and OBC, there is no seat for them in Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak and Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bhopal, which have advertised 70 posts of faculty. The only tribal university in the country, it advertised 14 posts of professors, 29 posts of associate professors and nine posts of assistant professors on April 8.


    New Delhi : Even as the debate rages on the misuse of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the government’s own National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows in its 2017 report a sharp decline in convictions in such cases for want of evidence.

  • Ujjain: Dalits protest, force shops to close during Bharat bandh

    Ujjain: Bharat bandh against a ruling of Supreme Court pertaining to SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was organised on Monday. Hundreds of Anusuchit Jati Jantjati Adhikari Karmchari Sangh (AJJAKS), Bheem Sena, BSP, Sant Ravidas Sangh and other dalit organizations stepped out on the streets to enforce the bandh. They forced people to get down from magic, auto rickshaws and other means of public transportation. Heavy police force was deployed in the city.

  • SC/ST Act: Govt to file review next week

    New Delhi : The government is set to file a review petition before the Supreme Court next week challenging its order banning automatic arrest and registration of  cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs.

  • Opposition leaders meet Prez on SC/ST Act issue

    New Delhi : Leaders of various opposition parties led by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday raised their concerns on dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act with President Ram Nath Kovind  and sought his intervention, saying the apex court order had created “a feeling of insecurity among the Dalits”.

  • Centre to file review plea on SC/ST Act order

    New Delhi : The government will file a review petition in the Supreme Court on its judgment that protects public servants and private employees from arbitrary arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.