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

NEW DELHI: A bill to overturn a Supreme Court order which had laid down sure safeguards in SC/ST regulation to prevent atrocities towards other folks of scheduled castes and tribes was once presented within the Lok Sabha on Friday.

The transfer is being seen as a reach-out through the BJP-led NDA government to dalits, days ahead of their proposed August nine nationwide protest with the important thing demand to restore the provisions of the regulation.

The bill laws out any provision for an anticipatory bail for a person accused of atrocities towards SC/STs, notwithstanding any courtroom order, whilst it also provides that no initial enquiry shall be required for registering a legal case and an arrest under this regulation would not be topic to any approval.

"The principles of legal jurisprudence and segment 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 as interpreted in several judgments, signifies that as soon as the investigating officer has reasons to suspect that an offence has been committed, he can arrest an accused.


"This decision to arrest or not to arrest can't be taken clear of the investigating officer," states the bill presented through minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot.


Dalit teams were asking the government to overturn a Supreme Court ruling of March 20, saying it had "diluted" and rendered "toothless" the regulation towards atrocities confronted through the weakest sections of the society through hanging additional safeguards towards arrest of the accused.


The nationwide protest of dalits on April 20 had grew to become violent in several states, leaving at least 12 dead, whilst name has been given for another 'Bharat Bandh' on August 19 with several opposition parties also offering their strengthen this time.


Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law tabled in Lok Sabha Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law tabled in Lok Sabha Reviewed by kailash soni on August 03, 2018 Rating: 5
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