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DMK leads protest against SC/ST law dilution

IANS  |  Chennai 

The DMK, along with other opposition parties, staged a protest here on Monday against the dilution of the (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Addressing the gathering, M.said the order to dilute the Act was unacceptable.

Stalin demanded the to file an appeal in the and also include the Act under the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution.

The political parties that participated in the protest were DMK, Congress, IUML, MDMK, and

The apex court in its March 20 order said that an accused cannot be mandatorily arrested under the Act without an initial probe.

The Dalit organisations and various groups see it as "dilution" and accuse the of conniving in the case.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 12:26 IST