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Law to Check Atrocities Against SC/ST

As per data provided by National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of cases registered by Police under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, during 2006, 2007 and 2008, was 32,407, 35,352 and 38,943, respectively. 

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Prevention is better than cure: implementation status of preventive measures under SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989

 

Karthik Navayan

karthikAtrocities on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes take various forms – both visible and invisible. However it is the visible forms of atrocities that are defined and included in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. Visible forms of atrocities are taking place in rural India, and invisible forms of atrocities are taking place in urban life; the invisible atrocities are a more dominant form of atrocity. The invisible kind of atrocities frequently take place in universities and other educational institutions.

Human rights organizations including dalit organizations mostly concentrate on the protection of dalit human rights after atrocities have taken place. No people’s organization or government authorities are showing interest in implementation of preventive measures. The invisible atrocities on the dalits can be prevented through the implementation of preventive provisions in the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of atrocities) Act 1989 like: 17. Preventive action to be taken by the law and order machinery.

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Why, Rahul Gandhi, The Adivasis’ Soldier Silent?

On August 26, 2010, the Congress leader and self-proclaimed soldier of the Adivasis, Rahul Gandhi visited to Niyamgiri in Orissa just two days after the Indian government denied clearance to the Vedanta Resource's Rs.4500 crore bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills.While addressing to a rally of 3000 colourfully dressed Dongria Kondh and other Adivasis at Jagannathpur village who have been fighting to save their holy mountain he said, "I am your soldier in Delhi.

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Caste’ing Live Chitradurga’s Madigas And Nayakas

Caste in India is a terrible thing. It can surface anywhere in a weirdest manner and forms. In the Chitradurga district of Karnataka, famed for the rule of Nayakas, the chieftain whose descendents have strangely found a place in the schedule for Tribes, prepared by the independent India to do them social justice, it still survives in its pristine glory. Nayakas, who in no way reflect their regal connection today however have a complex of being the rulers of the region for over two centuries after the fall of Vijayanagara empire and until Hyder Ali dislodged them in 1779.

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Dalit killed for plucking two brinjals in Bihar village

Patna : A Dalit man was beaten to death for plucking two brinjals from a field belonging to a landowner of a higher caste in a village in Bihar, police said Wednesday.To escape the clutches of law, the landowner later offered the grieving Dalit family Rs.75,000 and a piece of land. The family turned down the offer.

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Justice at last for Dalits

MYSORE: After a long wait of 17 years, justice was delivered to dalits of Badanawalu village of Nanjangud taluk where three community members were killed by a mob following a row over puja at a village temple. Sixth additional sessions judge L Malvalli convicted Suresh and 19 others. The sentence will be pronounced on October 30 or November 2. Though the chargesheet was filed against 23, three died during the prolonged trial.

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Punia to visit UP, ‘Dalit atrocities’ on agenda

Mayawati government's performance in curbing atrocities on Dalits, utilisation of funds meant for SCs from the special component plan and filling of reservation backlog are some of the issues the National Commission for Scheduled Castes will take up when its chairman PL Punia visits UP next week.

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