Offence under SC/ST Act made out only when committed against members of community "as a group": Madras High Court

The High Court dismissed a petition filed by a Dalit professor of Madras University alleging that a woman professor had been discriminating against him on the grounds of caste.
Madras High Court, Principal Bench
Madras High Court, Principal Bench

The Madras High Court recently held that Section 3 of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 [SC/ST Act] can be invoked only when an accused person has tried to promote ill-feelings against 'members' of the SC/ST community as a group. [Dr R Radhakrishnan v. The Assistant Commissioner of Police]

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