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New amendments to SC/ST Act by Parliament cannot be stayed, says Supreme Court; asks for Centre's response on pleas
India

New amendments to SC/ST Act by Parliament cannot be stayed, says Supreme Court; asks for Centre's response on pleas

The new amendments to the SC/ST law passed by Parliament cannot be stayed at this stage, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, as it sought the Centre's response on a batch of pleas challenging the fresh provisions.

'PM a brutal, Aurangzeb-like dictator': Congress hits back at Narendra Modi for his remarks on Emergency
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'PM a brutal, Aurangzeb-like dictator': Congress hits back at Narendra Modi for his remarks on Emergency

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala fired back at the BJP for the prime minister's Emergency jibe, saying it was the party's attempt to distract voters ahead of 2019 elections.

SC/ST Act case in SC: Apex court observes individual cannot be arrested on basis of 'one-sided version'
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SC/ST Act case in SC: Apex court observes individual cannot be arrested on basis of 'one-sided version'

The Supreme Court which is hearing the review petition of the SC/ST act made on observation on Wednesday saying that any individual cannot be arrested on one-sided version

Bharat Bandh: 8 dead after violence erupts during Dalit protests in north India; Centre files review plea against SC order
India

Bharat Bandh: 8 dead after violence erupts during Dalit protests in north India; Centre files review plea against SC order

While the administration in Punjab took preventive measures on Sunday in the wake of the “Bharat Bandh” called by Dalit organisations, including shutdown of schools, deployment of paramilitary forces and snapping of internet services, efforts in other states failed as a large number of protesters showed up.

Bharat Bandh: MHA 'closely monitoring situation' as 7 die in north India during violent Dalit protests; key updates
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Bharat Bandh: MHA 'closely monitoring situation' as 7 die in north India during violent Dalit protests; key updates

Violent protests erupted on Monday during a nationwide bandh called by Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, leaving one person dead and many injured in Madhya Pradesh and disrupting normal life in many states. Here are the key developments.