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The government has decided to review the apex court's ruling on the SC/ST Act.
The government will be filing a review petition against the Supreme Court's ruling on the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
Media reports said that the law ministry may approach the apex court soon after discussing the case with the Ministry of Social Justice.
The Supreme Court had on March 20, banned immediate and automatic arrest under the SC/ST Act citing"several occasions" where innocent citizens were being termed as accused and public servants were hindered from performing their duties under the prevailing Act.
Government has decided to file a review petition in Supreme Court over the recent ruling on SC/ST Act, tweets Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot pic.twitter.com/1zyyhSmSRd— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2018