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Cabinet gives nod to bill to restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

PTI
Published Aug 1, 2018, 4:12 pm IST
Updated Aug 1, 2018, 4:31 pm IST
The SC in March had introduced safeguards which, Dalit leaders and organisations said, diluted the Act and rendered it toothless. 
Bhim Army Sena members stop a train during Bharat Bandh call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes act, in Patna. (Photo: File)
 Bhim Army Sena members stop a train during Bharat Bandh call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes act, in Patna. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to a bill to restore the original provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and tribals, acceding to a key demand of Dalit groups ahead of their call for a 'Bharat Bandh' on August 9, a top government source said.

The bill to restore the original provisions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act will be brought in Parliament, the source said. 

 

The Supreme Court in a ruling in March had introduced safeguards which, Dalit leaders and organisations said, diluted the Act and rendered it toothless. 

BJP ally and Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan had led the call to bring a new law to overturn the court order. 

Several ruling party MPs belonging to Dalit and tribal communities had also backed the demand. 

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