Anti-Atrocities Law has become an instrument of Blackmail: Plea in Supreme Court against SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018

Meera Emmanuel August 25 2018
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The Central Government's move to reverse the controversial judgment which had diluted the Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act ('SC/ST Act'), 1989 with the intent of introducing safeguards against false arrests has been challenged in the Supreme Court.

Last March, a Bench of Justices AK Goel and UU Lalit had ruled that prior sanction is necessary before making arrests for offences under the . . .

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