SC/ST Act: Government approves Amendment Mamta meets UPA Chief

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New Delhi: In a recent political up and down the Modi lead central government approves the amendment on SC/ST act. the Modi government on Wednesday decided to restore a provision of the SC/ST Act allowing arrest of an accused without preliminary enquiry or prior approval that was recently struck down by the Supreme Court.

Under the new provision, no preliminary enquiry will be required for registering an FIR against an accused and arrest of a person accused under the SC/ST act.

Addressing reporters here, Union Minister and Lok Jan Shakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan said that a decision in this regard was taken at the meeting of the Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. No formal announcement on the amendment was made by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who cited the ongoing session of Parliament. Paswan’s son and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan demanded that if the Modi government failed to bring an amendment bill by August 9, then the monsoon session should be curtailed and an Ordinance should be promulgated to restore the SC/ST Act.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi to talk about the current political situation and the upcoming 2019 election.

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