The Big Picture – Ninth Schedule & SC/ST Act

The government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in the monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate the legislation in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution, laws under which cannot be challenged in courts. On this edition of ‘The Big Picture’ we take analyse the 9th schedule and its provisions.

Guests – Prof. Narender Kumar, School of Social Sciences, JNU,
J. Sai Deepak, Advocate, Supreme Court, Satya Prakash, Legal Editor, The Tribune

Anchor: Frank Rausan Pereira

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