SC/ST Act: Supreme Court recalls directions of March 2018 verdict

The Supreme Court has today recalled its direction in its 20th March last year verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, M R Shah and B R Gavai said the struggle of SC/ST people for equality is still not over in the country.

The apex court further said the Constitution provides for protection of SC/ST people under Article 15 but they still face social abuse and discrimination.

Dealing with the misuse of provisions of SC/ST Act and lodging of false cases, the bench said it is not due to the caste system but due to human failure.

The Hindu

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