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SC verdict upholding Centre's amendments to SC/ST Atrocities Act restores law's original intent, corrects flawed 2018 judgment
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SC verdict upholding Centre's amendments to SC/ST Atrocities Act restores law's original intent, corrects flawed 2018 judgment

The apex court's verdict of March 2018 on the Atrocities Act would have rendered a crucial legislation meant to protect the marginalised sections of society toothless.

Supreme Court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendments Act, says can't presume that Dalits, Tribals may misuse law
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Supreme Court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendments Act, says can't presume that Dalits, Tribals may misuse law

The Supreme Court is likely to uphold the amendments made by the government in the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Supreme Court recalls verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act, restores earlier legal position on arrests under legislation
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Supreme Court recalls verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act, restores earlier legal position on arrests under legislation

The judgement was delivered on the Centre's plea seeking review of the 2018 verdict, by which certain safeguards were provided in the Atrocities Act.

YSRCP Dalit MLA Sridevi alleges TDP leaders stopped her from entering Ganesh pandal; police book four under Atrocities Act
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YSRCP Dalit MLA Sridevi alleges TDP leaders stopped her from entering Ganesh pandal; police book four under Atrocities Act

Sridevi claimed that TDP leaders passed comments such as, 'Lord Ganesha will become 'impure' if Sridevi, a Dalit woman, touches the Lord.'

Protection of Civil Rights Act does little to combat untouchability, crimes against Dalits
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Protection of Civil Rights Act does little to combat untouchability, crimes against Dalits

A report of India Human Development Survey (IHDS)-2 shows how practices like social exclusion and untouchability are still deeply entrenched.

Tribal woman dies after being run over by tractor in MP's Singrauli; land dispute motive behind crime, say police
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Tribal woman dies after being run over by tractor in MP's Singrauli; land dispute motive behind crime, say police

A 30-year-old tribal woman was killed after three men allegedly ran a tractor over her as a result of a land dispute in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.

SC's effort to dilute Atrocities Act fraught with blind spots, threatened to do Dalits yet another injustice
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SC's effort to dilute Atrocities Act fraught with blind spots, threatened to do Dalits yet another injustice

Most of us can never understand the plight of the lakhs of Dalits and therefore can never convince ourselves with a valid justification of the Atrocities Act

Amit Shah says SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, reservation system in jobs to stay till BJP is in power
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Amit Shah says SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, reservation system in jobs to stay till BJP is in power

BJP chief Amit Shah asserted that the SC/ST Act and the reservation system in jobs will remain in force till the party-led government is in power.

Supreme Court refuses to stay ruling on SC/ST Act, says order only aims to prevent innocents from being punished
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Supreme Court refuses to stay ruling on SC/ST Act, says order only aims to prevent innocents from being punished

The Supreme Court rejected the Centre's demand for a stay on its verdict on the SC/ST Act and said it favoured the protection of the rights of these communities.

Karnataka polls: Pro-Dalit Siddaramaiah likely to get majority of the community's votes, says activist Mavalli Shankar
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Karnataka polls: Pro-Dalit Siddaramaiah likely to get majority of the community's votes, says activist Mavalli Shankar

Human rights activist and state secretary of the Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkar Wada), Mavalli Shankar Shankar says that people in Karnataka should not vote for BJP in the upcoming Assembly election

Karnataka elections 2018: Dalit's major demand is implementation of Constitution, says RPI's R Mohan Raj
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Karnataka elections 2018: Dalit's major demand is implementation of Constitution, says RPI's R Mohan Raj

Republican Party of India's Karnataka president R Mohan Raj, who is contesting from Udupi in the upcoming Assembly election in the state, says lack of proper implementation of the Constitution has led to the rise in violation of Dalit rights

Karnataka polls: A secular party in power only way to uphold Dalit rights, says activist Indudhara Honnapura
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Karnataka polls: A secular party in power only way to uphold Dalit rights, says activist Indudhara Honnapura

In Part-3 of a five-part series on prominent Dalit activists who have a deep influence on the politics of Karnataka, Indudhara Honnapura, editor of Samvaada, says that people from the community should support any political party that is not linked to BJP

Ambedkar Jayanti: By crediting Babasaheb for his rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a potent message to Dalits
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Ambedkar Jayanti: By crediting Babasaheb for his rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a potent message to Dalits

Speaking at Ambedkar’s 127th birth anniversary in Chhattisgarh’s Dalit-dominated Bijapur, the prime minister sent a befitting reply to the Opposition trying to corner the government by terming it anti-Dalit

Union minister Upendra Kushwaha calls for quotas in judiciary at event to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti
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Union minister Upendra Kushwaha calls for quotas in judiciary at event to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti

Upendra Kushwaha, Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, rued the lack of representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the judiciary.

BJP Foundation Day: Amit Shah's address was aimed at boosting morale of party during tough times
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BJP Foundation Day: Amit Shah's address was aimed at boosting morale of party during tough times

BJP president Amit Shah, speaking at the party's 38th foundation day in Mumbai on Friday, gave a war cry for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

'Lies and only lies': Amit Shah accuses Rahul Gandhi of inciting hatred over SC/ST Act in Karnataka
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'Lies and only lies': Amit Shah accuses Rahul Gandhi of inciting hatred over SC/ST Act in Karnataka

"Lies and only lies," — BJP chief Amit Shah minced no words as he hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi's recent remarks at a rally in Karnataka.

SC's position on SC/ST Act rooted in misplaced fear of 'misuse,' will lead to further victimisation of Dalits, Adivasis
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SC's position on SC/ST Act rooted in misplaced fear of 'misuse,' will lead to further victimisation of Dalits, Adivasis

If the Supreme Court doesn’t rethink its position on the SC/ST Act, reporting of cases under the law will drop as victims may face further discrimination.

Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST Atrocities Act represents overreach, betrays Constitution itself
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Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST Atrocities Act represents overreach, betrays Constitution itself

The "acknowledged abuse" of the Atrocities Act stands on a somewhat flimsy factual footing

Bharat Bandh: Dalit groups protest against dilution of SC/ST Act; 8 dead, hundreds injured
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Bharat Bandh: Dalit groups protest against dilution of SC/ST Act; 8 dead, hundreds injured

Violent protests erupted on Monday during the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Dalit groups' Bharat bandh protest turns violent, leaves eight dead: Worst-hit regions across north India
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Dalit groups' Bharat bandh protest turns violent, leaves eight dead: Worst-hit regions across north India

The Bharat Bandh protests turned violent in some parts of the country, with eight people losing their lives through the day. Here is a roundup of incidents of violence.