"Insult must be done in a public place within public view", P&H HC says casteist words over phonecall not an offence under SC/ST Act, 1988
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"Insult must be done in a public place within public view", P&H HC says casteist words over phonecall not an offence under SC/ST Act, 1988

"In the present case, it is alleged that the offence has been committed by using caste based remarks over a phone call to the informant, or a member of Scheduled Castes, of which there are no records", it was observed.

Meera Emmanuel

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently ruled that making a casteist remark over phone would not constitute an offence under the SC/ST Act since the ingredient of the insult being in "public pla...

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