Tag: SC/ST Act

Will reservation bring welfare, asks Sumitra Mahajan

Parties should come together to discuss SC/ST Act: Sumitra Mahajan

Amid widespread anger, including calls of ‘Bharat bandh’, against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Thursday said all political parties should get together to discuss the issue. A Bharat bandh was called Thursday by some anti-reservation bodies against the amendment to the Act last month. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya[Read More…]

70 Dalit families escorted out of village in Rajasthan

70 Dalit families escorted out of village in Rajasthan

Dalit families of Rajasthan’s Barmer district have been escorted out of the village causing tension in the village. As many as 70 Dalit families’ were excluded from the village following an FIR on few members of a Rajpurohit family on atrocities against Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes. The matter came[Read More…]

Ram Vilas Paswan elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Government won’t dilute SC/ST Act, says Paswan

Mumbai: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the government will not dilute the SC/ST Act and that is why it has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, adding that if required, it may bring an ordinance to uphold the rights of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe[Read More…]

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