SC issues notice to Central Govt. in petitions challenging amendment to SC/ST ActSeptember 7 2018
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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