Month: March 2016

New Law Offers Additional Protections to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

To address the ineffectiveness of The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989, the Indian Parliament recently passed an amendment that provides additional protection to scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs). Under the amendment bill, state governments are required to establish courts that exclusively hear cases on such atrocities and ensure rehabilitation …

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