SC ST Act

Alleged casteist behaviour: Haryana IPS officer lodges complaint against DGP under SC/ST Act

Inspector-General of Police Y Puran Kumar lodged the complaint against the Haryana DGP with Ambala Senior Superintendent of Police Hamid Akhtar on May 19.

published on : 23rd May 2021

Delhi Court directs police to lodge FIR against Dwarka SHO under SC/ST Act

The court was hearing a complaint filed by a retired army official against the public servant and others.

published on : 9th April 2021

Call to implement SC/ST Act effectively in Andhra 

Sawang said that the Act was brought in to safeguard the rights of vulnerable sections of the society.

published on : 20th March 2021

Allahabad HC fixes timeline for hearing bail pleas under SC/ST Act

The court passed these directives while hearing a petition over the undue delay in processing the bail applications of the accused under the Act.

published on : 13th January 2021

Uttarakhand bans reservation in promotion for govt services

More than 1.5 lakh general-OBC employees had gone on indefinite strike while 30000 SC/ST also went on strike demanding implementation of reservation in promotion.

published on : 18th March 2020

Supreme Court​ refers to three-judge bench Centre's review plea of 2018 SC/ST Act judgement

The Centre had contended that the March 2018 verdict was problematic and it should be reviewed by the court.

published on : 13th September 2019

NDA government trying to cause hostility between Dalits, OBCs: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Yadav also said by passing a bill in Parliament the NDA government reversed the dilution of the SC/ST Act, but it left scope for tinkering in future.

published on : 12th September 2018

BJP's national executive meet to begin today amid upper caste backlash

The BJP will hold a two-day meeting amid unrest among upper castes over its pro-Dalit push, with key focus on Vajpayee's legacy and strategies for the upcoming state and assembly elections.

published on : 8th September 2018

Upper castes in Bihar protest against SC/ST Act

The protesters, mostly youth, blocked roads, burned tyres in Gaya, Begusarai, Nalanda, Muzaffarpur, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura and Patna districts. The traffic was disrupted for hours.

published on : 30th August 2018

Bharat Bandh cases: Haryana government to set up three-member panel, Khattar attacks Opposition 

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.

published on : 15th April 2018

Government will bring ordinance on SC/ST Act if needed, says Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan today said the NDA government is committed to maintaining the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in its original form.

published on : 13th April 2018

SC/ST verdict of Supreme Court is basically wrong, says ex-Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan

The former CJI said there is a perception that the Act is widely misused as most of the cases are either discharged or the accused are acquitted.

published on : 13th April 2018

SC/ST Act: Dalit leaders ask Centre to restore status quo by August 15

Setting a deadline of August 15, the Dalit leaders threatened massive protests across the country if the issue was not resolved.

published on : 13th April 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention sought for ordinance against SC ruling diluting the SC/ST Act

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani, among the signitories to the letter, said that if the central government believed in the development of the Dalits, it should bring an ordinance before April 14.

published on : 12th April 2018

Verdict on SC/ST Act has diluted its provisions, caused 'great damage' to country: Centre tells Supreme Court

The government also said the "confusion" created by the apex court verdict may have to be corrected by reviewing the judgement and recalling the directions issued by it.

published on : 12th April 2018
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