Atrocities Against Dalits

Percentage of Scheduled Caste population to total population as per 2001 Census, in India, and in States/Union Territories, is mentioned in the table below:

 Percentage of Scheduled Caste (SC) population to total population in India and States/Union Territories, as per 2001 Census

 

Sl. No.

 

Percentage of SC population to total population

 

     India

16.2

             States

1

Andhra Pradesh

16.19

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0.56

3

Assam

6.85

4

Bihar

15.72

5

Chhattisgarh

11.61

6

Goa

1.77

7

Gujarat

7.09

8

Haryana

19.35

9

Himachal Pradesh

24.72

10

Jammu & Kashmir

7.6

11

Jharkhand

11.8

12

Karnataka

16.2

13

Kerala

9.8

14

Madhya Pradesh

15.2

15

Maharashtra

10.2

16

Manipur

02.8

17

Meghalaya

0.5

18

Mizoram

0.03

19

Nagaland

0

20

Orissa

16.5

21

Punjab

28.9

22

Rajasthan

17.2

23

Sikkim

5.0

24

Tamil Nadu

19.0

25

Tripura

17.4

26

Uttarakhand

17.9

27

Uttar Pradesh

21.1

28

West Bengal

23.0

         Union Territories

29

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

0

30

Chandigarh

17.5

31

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

1.9

32

Daman & Diu

3.1

33

Delhi

16.9

34

Lakshadweep Islands

0

35

Puducherry

16.2

 Information provided by National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, in regard to offences of atrocities against members of Scheduled Castes, registered by the police under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, during calendar years 2006, 2007 and 2008, is as under:

 

Year

Number of cases registered

2006

26665

2007

29825

2008

33367

 

Gender wise segregated data is, however, not available

The above Act is implemented by the concerned State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. They are advised from time to time to implement provisions of the Act in letter and spirit. Ministry of Home Affairs in their advisory dated 01.4.2010, addressed to Chief Secretaries of States/Union Territories has inter-alia emphasized to put in place, a proper mechanism for safety and protection of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. They have also been advised that atrocity-prone areas may be identified for taking preventive measures to save life and property of members of SCs/STs.  

Rule 3 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995, notified under the Act, also provides for measures to be taken by State Government with a view to prevent atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Further, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Protection Cells in various States/Union Territories set up in accordance with Rule 8 of the said Rules, are, responsible for maintaining public order and tranquility in the identified areas. State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees under the Chairpersonship of the Chief Minister and District level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees under the Chairpersonship of the District Magistrate in States/UTs are also required to review implementation of the provisions of the Act.  

With a view to ensure effective implementation of provisions of the Act, Central assistance to States/UTs, is also provided, for strengthening of enforcement machinery.

This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 COURTESY: PIB