Humiliation outside ‘public view’: A verdict puts focus on a grave flaw in the SC/ST Act -Rashmi Venkatesan
The law tolerates caste-based intimidation and humiliation if these acts occur in private. It must be fixed.
On November 5, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court held that not all cases of intimidation and harassment of people belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes would attract the provisions of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
The Court quashed a complaint about a member of a Scheduled Caste community being intimidated because the incident occurred within the “four walls of her building” and could not be said to have taken place within public view.
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Scroll.in, 19 November, 2020, https://scroll.in/article/978462/humiliation-outside-public-view-a-verdict-puts-focus-on-a-grave-flaw-in-the-sc-st-act?fbclid=IwAR39Xp450xoXHXcPZPIP9OZRQVjre089aH37q5H_PcDi4Br1Rws_k_AeDyA