Dilution of SC/ST Act : DMK, opposition parties stage protest demo

Dilution of SC/ST Act : DMK, opposition parties stage protest demo

Chennai, The opposition parties on Monday staged a demonstration in the city to protest against the dilution of certain provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The agitation, led by DMK Working President M K Stalin, was held in front of the Valluvar Kottam in the city.A decision to stage the demonstration was taken at the DMK-sponsored all-party meeting held at DMK headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam' on April 13.
Apart from the alliance parties like the Congress and IUML, all the friendly parties, including Dravidar Kazhagam, MDMK, VCK, the left parties and the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi, participated in the demonstration, demanding recall of the SC order that dilutes the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Stalin said the Supreme court order that dilutes the Act adopted by Parliament was not acceptable.

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