Gujarat High Court expresses anguish over misuse of SC/ST Act; quashes complaint by one BJP leader against another

"While the Act is essentially meant for protecting the members of a scheduled caste or scheduled tribe from atrocity or oppression, at the same time, it cannot be allowed to be misused," the Court said.
Gujarat High Court
Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday expressed concern over the misuse of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) while quashing a case lodged by a BJP member against another BJP leader who was the President of Chotila Nagarpalika [Jivanbhai Nagjibhai Makwana vs State of Gujarat].

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