[Assam] Crime against SCs, STs on rise: Govt
uttamborthakur at yahoo.co.in
Tue Aug 17 12:27:46 IST 2010
The Constitution of India guarantees autonomy, safeguards by its various Articles. But as I had narrated in respect of the Assam Tribal Sangha celebrating 15 August as the day of deception where it claimed that the Government is flouting the laws in depriving the STs and SCs of such safeguards. Now in the following item the Govt is admitting rising violence against the SCs and STs.
This picture has a general implication in India, where students have to agitate to ask the government to expel foreigners from its soil. The Acts are there; the Ruling Polity flouts it with impunity and brings down repression if someone protests seeking implementation of the laws and govt. policies.
That is probably the reason of general disaffection leading to various fissiparous tendencies like sovereignty, autonomy, district-council-sub-division-street-alley demands.
Now the news: - (BTW: IS Chattisgarh near Madya Pradesh?)
Buzz UpShareTue, Aug 17 10:00 AMNew Delhi, Aug 17 (PTI) Crime against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities has seen a surge in the recent years as close to 40,000 cases were registered during 2008, about 3,600 more than the previous year. According to Ministry of Home Affairs data, a total of 30,031 cases were registered against different people during 2007 and 33,615 in 2008 for their alleged involvement in crime against Scheduled Castes.Similarly, the number of such cases against Scheduled Tribes rose to 5,608 in 2008 as against 5,532 in 2007, the data said. As per the information, Uttar Pradesh topped the list of States and Union territories by registering a highest of 19,137 cases during the period followed by Madhya Pradesh and Bihar with 15,355 and 8,666 cases respectively.Madhya Pradesh is one of the few states that has shown a considerable decrease in crimes against the SCs/STs. The number of cases in the state dropped from 5,712 in
2006 to 4,036 in 2008, a decline of nearly 30 per cent, while all India figures have shown increase.A total on 98,702 cases were pending trial in various courts across the country at the end of 2008. The data by National Crime records Bureau (NCRB), a nodal agency under MHA, said that a total of 49,810 people were convicted out of 1,90,857 arrested between 2006-08 under various Sections of the Act.The Act was put in place with the aim of preventing atrocities against the members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Uttam Kumar Borthakur
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