Hazardous to hold that mere reference to caste wouldn't be an offence under SC/ST Act: Bombay High Court

Single-judge Justice NJ Jamadar said that use of the words with reference to the caste of the victim, is required to be considered in the entire setting and context of the matter.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

It would be precarious to hold that mere reference to the caste of a person wouldn't be an offence under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 (SC/ST Act), the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday [Ramrao Rathod vs State of Maharashtra].

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