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Attorney General KK Venugopal will today mention the Centre's review petition before Supreme Court challenging its order banning automatic arrest and registration of cases under the SC/ST Act. 

This was stated by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi.Mr Prasad said the government is committed to the protection of SC & ST and the weaker sections of the society.

Supreme Court yesterday accepted Centre's review petition challenging the apex court order banning automatic arrest and registration of cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs under the SC/ST act.The petition



was filed by the Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment. 

The apex court had recently banned automatic arrests and registration of criminal cases under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Act, 1989.

Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot also reiterated that the government is committed to upholding the rights of the Dalits.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh has also appealed to everyone, especially to all political parties to contribute their bit to ensure peace and tranquillity prevails in the country.


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