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Vaghela said in his complaint that Zala asked him his caste, and then passed some casteist remarks and assaulted him and his relative Ashok Baraiya.
Kerala: Adivasi victims of crime not compensated since 2014, officers say delay in providing monetary relief taking a toll on conviction rate
The delay in paying relief is having a direct bearing on the conviction rate as the poor witnesses are turning hostile during the trial, said an officer.
The actor has been accused of humiliating the Valmiki community by using an offensive word to describe them on a TV show while promoting his film "Tiger Zinda Hai".
Tamil Nadu may be one of the few States that have challenged the Supreme Court’s recent order diluting the Prevention of Atrocities (SC/ST) Act, 1989.
The State government filed a review petition, stating that the judgment was against the provisions of the Act and had wide ramifications as the same has created insecurity among SC/ST people.
The state government also appointed Ambedkar Mahasabha president Lalji Prasad Nirmal chairman of Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation.
Chhattisgarh government is all set to file a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging its order diluting certain provisions of the SC/ST Act.
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami asks officials to move review plea against SC order on SC/ST Act
The decision was taken at a high-level meet chaired by CM with top officials, senior Cabinet ministers.
State governments are with the Centre on the issue of recalling the Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
While Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan had reportedly taken steps to implement the order, they have now decided to put its execution in abeyance and approach the apex court for a review.
VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan slammed the Union government, saying it had been acting against the interests of Dalits, tribes and minority people.
The Union consumer affairs, food and public distribution minister said that the government has options, including bringing an Ordinance.
Sources said no decision has been taken so far and much would depend on the way the hearing on a review petition filed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the apex court progresses.
Regional parties are hopeful that the Dalit unrest over the dilution of the SC/ST Act will lead to consolidation of backward caste votes in 2019 poll.
Khattar said the state government would soon constitute the Haryana Scheduled Castes Commission and notify all posts meant for Scheduled Castes at one go to clear the backlog.