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Paswan, other Dalit leaders congratulate PM on SC/ST bill

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

leaders of the NDA led by today congratulated for the passage of a bill in Parliament to amend the atrocities act.

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment bill which overturns order concerning certain safeguards against arrest under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, was passed by the Rajya Sabha by a voice vote, yesterday.

Paswan, accompanied by other Union ministers Thawarchand Gehlot, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and others, met Modi and congratulated and felicitated him for the passage of this bill, the (LJP) said in a statement.

The bill, which had got the nod of the on August 6, rules out any provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused of atrocities against SC/STs, notwithstanding any court order.

It provides that no preliminary inquiry will be required for registering a criminal case and an arrest under this law would not be subject to any approval.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 22:05 IST