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Chhattisgarh Police order exposes BJP's lies on SC/ST Act: Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Accusing the BJP and government of doublespeak on the dilution of the SC/ST by a recent order, the on Monday said that the ruling partys lies were nailed by the latest police orders in which is going ahead with implementing the Act's "diluted version".

"The (BJP) government in has gone ahead and started the implementation of the diluted version of the SC/ST and also promised disciplinary action against those who do not implement the diluted version of the This is a clear case of the BJP's unabashed double-speak duplicity and deceit," said.

The in an order on March 20 the said that the arrest of an accused under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, is not mandatory and recourse to coercive action would be only after preliminary inquiry and sanction by the competent authority.

The order caused widespread outrage forcing the on the defensive.

"In a circular by Additional Director General, CID, of Chhattisgarh, the has been directed to implement the diluted version of the SC/ST Act which busts the blatant lie of Modi and that there would not be any weakening of the said Act," Punia said.

He said that the had earlier said that the will argue the matter (review petition) in the "with full authority", but what a BJP-ruled state was doing now was totally opposite to it.

"Under the BJP's watch, a Dalit suffers an atrocity every 12 minuts and every day six Dalit women are raped as per the (NCRB) data," Punia said.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:28 IST