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Can consider amending Atrocities Act but no abolition:Athawale

ramdas-athawaleNagpur : Stating that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 can’t be repealed, Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale today said his ministry was not averse [...]

October 8th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Maharashtra | Read More »

Attack on Dalit family: NCSC meets victims; action plan sought

sangita-nilesh-ranwasia     Palanpur (Guj) : The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) today sought a report from the Banaskantha Collector on providing alternative employment opportunity to Dalits, who were attacked [...]

September 28th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation | Read More »

Guj to set up 16 special courts to handle SC/ST atrocity cases

courtAhmedabad : In the wake of Dalit agitation in Gujarat, the state government has announced setting up of 16 special courts across the state for the speedy trial of cases [...]

September 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation | Read More »

Mayawati seeks Modi’s statement on Dalit issue

Parliament's budget sessionNew Delhi : Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” on the issue of atrocities on Dalits, BSP chief Mayawati today alleged that such incidents have increased since BJP came into [...]

July 25th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation | Read More »

Stop attacks on Dalits, LS MPs demand

Parliament's monsoon sessionNew Delhi : Cutting across party lines, members in Lok Sabha today highlighted the cases of atrocities being committed on Dalits in various parts of the country and demanded steps [...]

July 25th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation,Topnews | Read More »

Dalit IAS officer accuses MP CM, bureaucrats of ‘hounding’ him

Ramesh TheteBhopal : A Dalit IAS officer, Ramesh Thete, today alleged Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his top officers were “hounding” him and trying to create a situation [...]

July 14th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation,Topnews | Read More »

Local Shiv Sena leader booked for abusing RPI (A) activists

Shiv sena     Thane : A local Shiv Sena leader has been booked under the Atrocities Act for allegedly abusing Republican Party of India (A) activists, police said today. Chinappa, a [...]

June 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Thane | Read More »

Book Irani, Dattatreya under Atrocities Act: Nirupam

Sanjay NirupamMumbai : Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Sanjay Nirupam today demanded that Union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya be booked under the Atrocities Act in connection with the suicide [...]

January 30th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Mumbai | Read More »

Stringent punishment for atrocities on SC, ST under new Act

atrocities     New Delhi : An Act which provides for stringent action against those committing atrocities against SC and ST communities or indulging in actions which are derogatory to their [...]

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation | Read More »

Court reserves order on plea for FIR against MoS V K Singh

V K SinghNew Delhi  :  A Delhi court today reserved its order on a criminal complaint seeking lodging of an FIR against Union minister V K Singh for his alleged “dog” remark [...]

December 4th, 2015 | Posted in Highlights,Nation,Topnews | Read More »