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Cabinet clears Bill to restore the provisions of SC/ST Act

Facing pressure from Dalit leaders within the ruling alliance as well as from the Opposition, the Centre has decided to introduce a Bill to restore the original provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, which the Supreme Court had struck down in a March ruling.The Union Cabinet had…

SC/ST Act: Cabinet clears Bill to restore provisions

File photo of representatives of various organisations staging a candlelight protest against the Supreme Court judgement on the SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act.   | Photo Credit: C.V.Subrahmanyam more-in The Supreme Court in a ruling in March introduced safeguards which, Dalit leaders and organisations said, diluted the Act The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod…