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Plea in SC challenges restoration of immediate arrest under SC/ST law

Plea in SC challenges restoration of immediate arrest under SC/ST law

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Aug 2018 7:39 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 21: The Supreme Court was moved on Tuesday challenging the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act restoring the provision mandating immediate arrest in the event of a complaint under the statute.

The petitioner lawyers Prathvi Raj Chauhan and Priya Sharma have challenged the amendment to the Act in its just concluded monsoon session by which top court judgment diluting the provision was reversed.

Comparing the recent amendment with the one brought by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi government to overturn the top court verdict in Shah Bano case, the petitioner lawyers have described the amendment as “arbitrary” as it reversed the top court decision to protect the innocent people from the abuse of the stringent provisions of the Act. (IANS)

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