SC recalls its 2018 directions virtually diluting provisions of arrest under SC/ST Act

“Constitution provides for protection of SC/ST people but they still face discrimination”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled its direction in the March 20, 2018 verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act.

A Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, M.R. Shah and B.R. Gavai said the struggle of SC/ST people for equality is still not over in the country.

The Bench said SC/ST people still face untouchability, abuse and are being socially outcast.

The apex court further said the Constitution provides for protection of SC/ST people under Article 15 but they still face social abuse and discrimination.

Dealing with the misuse of provisions of SC/ST Act and lodging of false cases, the Bench said it is not due to the caste system but due to human failure.

Source: The Hindu

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