SC issues notice to Central Govt. in petitions challenging amendment to SC/ST Act

Aditi Singh September 7 2018
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The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Central Government in a batch of petitions challenging the recent amendment to the Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act , 1989 (‘SC/ST Act’).

Refusing to stay the operation of the amendment, the Court asked Central Government to file its reply to the petitions within six weeks.

The petitions were listed before a Division Bench comprising Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan.

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