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Govt pledges to pass new SC/ST prevention of atrocities amendment Bill in Monsoon session

As the Opposition said that the government is not taking action to restore the provisions which were struck down by the Supreme Court, Singh told the Lok Sabha that the Union Cabinet has already cleared a bill in this regard.

The bill to restore the original provisions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday.

Responding to Kharge, the Home Minister said he was surprised and wondered what was the justification in raising the issue when the Cabinet had only yesterday cleared the bill.

The government wants to get the bill passed in the current Parliament session, Singh said.

Office bearers and members of BJP’s SC/ST morcha felicitated party chief Amit Shah on the amendments in the SC/ST act by the cabinet.

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