“Whatever besides you leave unguarded, guard your tongue; otherwise, errors of speech and the consequent misery will ensue” – Thiruvalluvar
The SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 is essentially meant for protecting the members of a SC and ST from atrocity or oppression, however, it cannot be allowed to be misused.
Arjun Ram Meghwal, who took over the charge of Ministry of Law and Justice in addition to Ministries of Culture and Parliamentary Affairs, has a stellar academic, service, and political credentials.
Allahabad High Court noted that last year, the Trial Court convicted Kamlesh Pawan and six others for protesting against the arrest of Akhilesh Yadav and attempting to burn the statue of the then UP Chief Minister, Mayawati.
Cases under Section 153A are on the rise and the onus is on the police/State to ensure that the said provision is not misused by anyone, much less, political parties.
The petitioner contended that Eknath Shinde’s appointment as the CM violates Article 164(1-B) of the Constitution and that the provisions for prevention of defection serves no purpose, as defectors were being rewarded for committing the constitutional sin of defection. The matter will next be heard on 14.02.2023.
If during course of investigation some credible evidence have been collected, charge sheet has been filed, cognizance has been taken, discharge application has been rejected by the Trial Court by speaking and reasoned order and that order has been upheld by the Revisional Court, by a speaking and reasoned order, then Arvind Kejriwal must participate in the trial proceedings.
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