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SC recalls its 2018 directions virtually diluting provisions of arrest under SC/ST Act

SC recalls its 2018 directions virtually diluting provisions of arrest under SC/ST Act

New Delhi, Oct 1 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled its direction in the March 20, 2018 verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act. A bench of justices Arun Mishra, M R Shah and B R Gavai said the struggle of SC/ST people for equality is still not over in the country. The bench said SC/ST people still face untouchability, abuse and are being socially outcast. The apex court further said the Constitution provides for protection of SC/ST people under Article 15 but they still face social abuse and discrimination. Dealing with the misuse of provisions of SC/ST Act and lodging of false cases, the bench said it is not due to the caste system but due to human failure. PTI MNL LLP LLP DVDV