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Caste-based quota can not be scrapped: Uma Bharti

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Press Trust of India Bhopal
Union minister Uma Bharti said Thursday that caste-based reservations cannot be abolished.
"One thing is sure that caste-based reservations can not be done away with, as our society is caste-ridden since the beginning," the BJP leader said, speaking to reporters here.
She was replying to a question about the agitation by some upper caste organisations in Madhya Pradesh against Parliament's amendment of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The amendment restored the provision of immediate arrest under the Act, after the Supreme Court earlier this year inserted certain safeguards.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that no injustice will be done, Bharti said, apparently referring to Chouhan's statement that FIR would be lodged under the SC-ST Act only after due investigation.

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 10:30 PM IST

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