Archive for December, 2010

Maharashtra government managed to secure only 26 convictions under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and 386 cases resulted in acquittals between January 2010 and October 2010, states an affidavit filed in the Bombay high court. The affidavit, filed by principle secretary of the social justice department Satish Gavai, also states […]

Azamgarh: A local court today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murdering a Dalit woman.Fast Track Court Judge Satya Prakash Tripathi also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Swaminath Yadav alias Mitthan. According to prosecution, Guraichi Devi was shot dead by Mitthan at Shankarpur Market under Maharaj Ganj police station limits on January 25, […]

In a blow to the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government, the Supreme Court Wednesday transferred the trial of those accused of attacking Dalits in Haryana to New Delhi. ‘We are convinced’ that for ‘ensuring a fair trial free from any pressure from any quarter’ the trial should be shifted to Delhi, said an apex court bench […]