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SC/ST Act Is Like An Umbrella, It Ensures We Are Safe, Say Mirchpur Dalits | Niha Masih | Hindustan Times

In this article, author Niha Masih, describes the atrocities Dalits have suffered at the hands of the upper castes and the relief that the Scheduled Caste and Tribal Act (SC/ST Act) has provided.  The effectiveness of the Act is threatened by a recent Supreme Court order that put checks on arrests under the Act.  Widespread protests have been called.  The article includes a table with information from a recent article, “Explicit Prejudice:  Evidence from a New Survey–Diane Coffey, Payal Hathi and Amit Thorat, EPW, January, 2016.  Read more…