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SC Refuses to Stay SC/ST Act Amendments, to Hear Appeals in Feb

The Supreme Court (SC) will hear a batch of petitions challenging the amendment to the SC/ST Act on 19 February.

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The Supreme Court will hear a batch of petitions challenging the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on 19 February for final disposal.

The apex court has also refused to stay the amendments in the SC/ST Act after senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for one of the petitioners who had challenged the changes made to the Act, sought an immediate stay on it, news agency PTI reported on Wednesday, 30 January.

A bench headed by Justice UU Lalit said the issue requires hearing in detail and it will be appropriate if all matters are heard on February 19.

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The apex court had, on 25 January, said it will consider listing the Centre's review and petitions challenging the amendments to the SC/ ST Act, 2018, together before an appropriate bench.

The top court had earlier refused to stay the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018, which restored the provision that no anticipatory bail be granted to the accused.

(With inputs from PTI)

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