Lok Sabha passes prevention of atrocities against SC, STs amendment bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 23:07
Lok Sabha passes prevention of atrocities against SC, STs amendment bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Prevention of Atrocities against SCs and STs Amendment Bill on Monday restoring its provisions prior to the 20th of March Supreme Court order. The apex court’s step had led to a lot of furor and protests throughout the country as several groups felt that the law had been diluted. The amended bill not only restores previous provisions but also gives it more teeth.


The law to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes will remain as stringent as ever. The Prevention of Atrocities against SCs/STs amendment bill not only restores its provisions but also make them stricter. Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot while responding to the discussion on the bill said that though the government had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court but to avoid any delay in justice the law is being strengthened through the legislative route.
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