Government to review Supreme Court's ruling over SC/ST Act

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 30, 2018, 02:45 PM(IST)

File photo of Supreme Court of India. Photograph:( Reuters )

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.

 

 

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