03 October, 2019
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GS-II: Making Amends.
The Supreme Court has recalled its 2018 order that diluted provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The previous judgement.A two-judge bench had forbidden the arrest of public servants and private persons without prior permission in cases filed under the SC/ST Act. It insisted on a preliminary inquiry before registering an FIR in such cases.
Incidents involving Dalits in the last few years:
It is creditable that the Supreme Court has revisited its order and recalled it. It is in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution and institutional resilience.
Source: Indian Express
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