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Lok Sabha discusses Bill to restore SC/ST Act

Lok Sabha discusses Bill to restore SC/ST Act
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The Lok Sabha on Monday took up for discussion the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to...

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday took up for discussion the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest.

The amendment Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot last week. "The government had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court with regard to its order to strike down the original provisions of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989."Following the court decision, many SC/ST organisations called for a 'Bharat Bandh', leading to unfortunate incidents.

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