Government Notifies Amended SC/ST Law

  • Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot told that the Centre has decided that the amended SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act came into force on January 26.
  • The amended Law provides stringent punishment to those found guilty of crimes against members of SC and ST.
  • It widens the scope and definition of offences.
  • The Law was granted assent by the President Pranab Mukherjee on January 1.