In digital age, online abuse will attract SC/ST Act; physical presence of victim not necessary: Kerala High Court

The High Court denied bail to a YouTuber who allegedly insulted a woman belonging to a Scheduled Tribe through an interview published on social media.
Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas with Kerala HC
Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas with Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday held that abuses and insults made on an online platform against a person belonging to a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe would attract the offences under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act [Sooraj V Sukumar v State of Kerala & Anr.]

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