May 16: –
The Supreme Court is firm on its decision that will not be arrested immediately under the Atrocities Act. The central government has challenged this decision of the Supreme Court. The hearing on this has stayed till July.
It is inauspicious for the civilized community that anyone should be arrested immediately on the basis of one’s accusations. The Supreme Court postponed the hearing of the Center’s petition before July for not commenting that Parliament can not make any law for violating section 21 of the Constitution.
On March 20, the Supreme Court had given a ruling that no government official should take a decision on the arrest of the relatives only after the primary investigation, without arresting them directly if the complaint was lodged under the Atrocity Act.
However, the Supreme Court’s decision was strongly opposed by the Dalit organizations, calling them shut down all over the country. Many people had died due to violence during this bandh.
In this regard, the central government had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, seeking rethink on the decision of the Atrocity Act. But this demand has been rejected by the Supreme Court’s hearings so far.