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SC verdict on SC, ST ActDalit organisations stage protest

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The representatives of various people’s organisations along with Left parties leaders expressed their unhappiness over the verdict of the apex court,...

Khammam: The representatives of various people’s organisations along with Left parties leaders expressed their unhappiness over the verdict of the apex court, which diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

They held the BJP government at the Centre responsible for the death of nine persons during Bharat Bandh.
Dalit organisations called for national bandh on Monday in protest against the judgement, banning automatic arrest under the Act.

The Dalit organisations and activists of Left parties took out a massive rally from Pavilion Grounds to the district collectorate here on Tuesday.Speaking on the occasion, the leaders said the Supreme Court verdict may lead to increasing attacks on the Dalits.

They demanded that the government take initiative and request the Supreme Court to take back its verdict and continue with same old SC/ST Act.CPM party State leader Ponnam Venkateshwarlu and the representatives of various people’s organisation were present at the rally.

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