File photo of Union minister Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan Photograph:( ANI )
Dalit organisations have called for a nationwide Bandh today protesting the Supreme Court's ruling on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan questioned the all-India bandh against the Supreme Court's ruling on the SC/ST Act yesterday. The minister reasoned that there was no point in observing the bandh when the central government is going to file a review petition anyway.
"What is the point of organising a Bharat Bandh? The government is positively going to file the review petition," Paswan noted.
Dalit organisations called for a nationwide Bandh today protesting the Supreme Court's ruling on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.
The apex court, in its recent order, had introduced the provision of anticipatory bail in the Act, declaring that no automatic arrest will be made on any complaint filed under the law.
The Centre will file a review petition in the Supreme Court today challenging the ruling.
(With inputs from agencies)