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Government is making serious efforts to moderate the inflation rates: PM

The 43rd Session of the Indian Labour Conference (ILC), the apex national tripartite body that discusses key issues affecting labour and employment and provides policy perspectives and recommendations, was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India in New Delhi today.   The ILC is being attended by senior level representatives from the three pillars of tripartism, namely, Government, Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations.

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Scholarships to SCs and OBCs

The details of schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students are given below :-The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing the following centrally sponsored schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students. All these schemes are implemented by the State Governments/UT administrations, which are provided Central assistance in accordance with the funding pattern of each scheme.

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Providing Justice to Tribals

The Constitution of India provides several safeguards and provisions to provide justice and welfare to tribals. The enactments of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 are major steps by the Government to provide justice and welfare to the tribals.

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Boycotted Dalit woman commits suicide in Orissa

Bhubaneswar : A Dalit woman leader, who fought on behalf of two Dalit cooks who were sacked due to upper-caste protests, hanged herself late Friday, an organisation working for Dalit rights said Saturday. Saraswati Sethy, 28, was a resident of Sanamarichapalli village in the coastal district of Kendrapada, some 150 km from here.

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Karuna rakes up brahmin-dalit distinction to attack Jaya

Chennai : While asking whether it was fair to write a final judgment against former telecom minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum controversy only on the basis of CAG’s “presumptive opinion”, chief minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi launched a scathing attack on AIADMK supremo, Ms Jayalalithaa, by raking up the brahmin-dalit divide in society.

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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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