Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicSC/ST atrocities act

Topic: SC/ST atrocities act

Modi govt to launch helpline to register cases of atrocities against SCs and STs

The helpline, expected to be launched in April, will ensure FIRs are registered smoothly and victims are provided support in a time-bound manner.

Crimes against SC/ST women, children up 15%, but conviction rate low, says House panel

Parliamentary panel says such cases should be registered under Prevention of Atrocities Act, recommends home affairs ministry sensitise public authorities, promote gender equality.

How do I start life at 43, asks Vishnu Tiwari who spent 20 years in jail in false rape case

Vishnu Tiwari was jailed in 2001 and convicted of rape and under the SC/ST Act in 2003. The Allahabad HC acquitted him last week after deeming that the charges were false.  

Rangoli Chandel — small town grit, no airs but a raging Right-wing bigot

It's easy to dismiss Rangoli Chandel as Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's spokesperson or as her alter-ego or Twitter troll. But she is the sum of all these parts and more.

Supreme Court upholds Modi govt’s SC/ST Amendment Act, says approval not needed for FIRs

A 2018 Supreme Court verdict had made provision for anticipatory bail to offenders under the SC/ST Act. Modi govt removed this through amendments.

NCRB adds ‘insult’ to crimes against Dalits. And yes, merit argument is an insult

Insertion of ‘insult’ in the NCRB report gives us a fresh perspective on Dalit atrocities and helps us take the empowerment conversation ahead.

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

BJP to hail amendments to SC/ST Atrocities Act as upper caste groups protest in MP

Party to pass a resolution at national executive meeting, lauding the move that reversed Supreme Court's 'dilution' of law.

Govt moves to control damage, asks top court to recall SC/ST Act order

As Dalits demand ordinance to undo Supreme Court’s 'dilution' of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Centre tells court the entire judgment is ‘vitiated’.

How Dalit leader Savitri Bai Phule became a rebel with a cause within the BJP

The 37-year-old BJP MP from Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh has recently made headlines with her scathing attack on the party’s stand on Dalit issues.

On Camera


AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann | Representational Image | ANI

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.