SC/ST Act Controversy takes new turns

The Supreme Court rejected Central Government’s order which urged to put stay on the Court’s matter relating to March 20th ruling which deals with the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 and critically claimed that the judgment passed only aimed at putting immediate arrest. As though they made it clear that there was no bar on arrest if any other sort of offense is committed but judgment critically focused about many things but didn’t say anything regarding there should be no FIR. This act’s main aim is to protect the rights of these communities and punishing whoever is guilty of atrocities towards such group of people in society.

The whole observation was made by a bench of Justices A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit and represented by Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to put a stay on the Supreme Court order and also critically pointed out that the SC/ST verdict which had resulted to loss of life so it must be addressed to the larger bench for the reason to satisfy the principle of equity and conscience. By justifying its March 20th order the bench acclaimed that meanwhile, they were coming up to a pivotal decision on the verdict on this issue have mostly considered all the aspects dealt with this act before coming to any conclusion.

The review petition was followed up after protests and Bharat Bandh across the country; it was foremost essential for the government to file for Review Petition to have an over-look over this matter. Attorney General K K Venugopal who have appeared on behalf of centre mentioned that supreme court should not make any rules or guidelines in conflict with the law passed by the legislature but the supreme court have rejected the demand of staying order and pointed out that the judgement was not in conflict with any law and doesn’t lead to the deaths of innocent and it aimed at immediate arrest already and will like to continue in this matter on May 16th, 2018.

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