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Paswan, Gehlot lead delegation to meet PM; in SC ruling on SC/ST act issue

delegation expressed satisfaction at the meeting and that the Prime Minister listened in to them and their concerns

Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan as well as Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot led a delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of Supreme Court judgement on the SC/ST atrocities act.

It need be mentioned that the political parties are largely of the view that the judgement actually dilutes the provisions of the act.

The delegation expressed satisfaction at the meeting and that the Prime Minister listened in to them and their concerns.

It need be recalled that it was on March 20 itself that the Supreme Court diluted stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act.

The reason behind the judgement was the rampant misuse of the stringent Act against government servants and held that a public servant can only be arrested after approval of the appointing authority.

Even Gehlot had written recently to the Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about a review plea against the Supreme Court verdict.

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