SC/ST Act: Supreme Court refuses to stay verdict; Will hear matter after 10 Days

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New Delhi, April 3: The Supreme Court Today refused to stay its order on SC/ST Act and will hear the matter after 10 days.

Apart from this, the apex court asked all parties to submit detailed replies within two days.

While hearing the submissions by the Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit observed that, ‘we are not against the Act. Innocent should not be punished.’

The latest development comes a day after under pressure from the opposition, the Centre filed a review petition in the Apex Court against the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Prevention of Atrocities Act judgement.

Addressing Media Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said “I wish to convey that today we’ve filed a petition on the judgement by Supreme Court on the SC/ST act. We have filed a comprehensive review petition which will be presented before the court by the senior lawyers of the government”.

Yesterday, at least Eight persons lost their lives and dozens injured as Dalit protests during a day-long nation-wide shutdown turned violent across India amid anger against a Supreme Court order that dilutes a law aimed at preventing atrocities against Dalits and Tribes.


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