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Government not diluting SC/ST Act: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Asserting that the government is sensitive to the concerns of the backward communities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said it was not responsible for the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Making a suo motu statement in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour on the large scale violence during yesterday's Bharat Bandh, the home minister said eight people were killed -- six in Madhya Pradesh and one each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, during the bandh which also witnessed clashes between the police and the protesters. ,

Updated : 03 April 2018, 01:57 PM