The Union cabinet has approved the amendment in the SC-ST Act on Wednesday. The revised bill will be introduced in Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session. The news agency PTI has written in its report citing government sources, “The central cabinet has approved amendment to re-implement the original provisions of the SC-ST Act.” The Supreme Court recently banned the immediate arrest under the act, while deciding the decision. After which there were protests in many places.
Lok Janshakti Party protested against amended SC/ST Act
Earlier, the Dalit army associated with Lok Janshakti Party urged the government to issue ordinance against a decision of the Supreme Court as soon as possible to improve the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Prevention Law and said that if this is not done, they will start a movement from 9th August.
The leaders had said that the Supreme Court had given a verdict on March 20 regarding certain provisions of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, which has weakened this law. This had resentment in the dalit community. They said that a judge involved in giving this decision has been made the Chairman of the National Green Tribunal, which has increased the resentment in the people.