SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act (Arguments against verdict (True reason…
SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act
provide in clear terms the reasons for reversing the SC order
National Commission for SC/STs
Features of bill
3 new clauses
CrPC provisions on anticipitary bail
Arguments against verdict
IPC already has provisions
provide scope for offenders to escape.
No precise data
True reason for acquittals
dependence of SC/ST
on those accused
social and economic power
large number of acquittals in atrocities cases to be false cases.
consult National Commission for SC/ST
sharp criticism from Dalits
court's order diluted the true spirit of the law.
Senior SP permission
public servants could be arrested
only with the written permission
of their appointing authority.
can't allow arrest without proper procedure
can't give adverse remarks
robbed personal liberty
Abuse of power
denies anticipatory bail to the suspected offenders.
public servant neglecting his duties
jail term of 6 months to 1 year.
for proper protection
Why in News?
Bill to restore
struck down some provisions of 1989 Act