SC On SC/ ST Act: Innocent Should Not Be Punished


New Delhi: The Supreme Court while hearing the review petition filed by Attorney General said that they were not against the SC/ST Act, But it said, “Innocent should not be punished.’

As per news updates, the apex court, while conducting an open hearing of the case said that the main reason behind their amendment of the law by introducing new safeguards was to ensure that innocents were not punished.

The apex court also said that they were not interested in listening to a review petition. “Most likely, people who protested did not even read our judgment,” the court added.

A day earlier the Supreme Court had declined an urgent hearing on a plea which sought a stay and review of its recent verdict on SC/ST Act.

At least nine people were killed in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Monday while thousands were detained by the police and hundreds were left injured as the state and central governments struggled to control the massive Bharat Bandh protests that erupted across the north, west and east India over the Supreme Court’s alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act.