“Caste that is difficult to cast away:” Supreme Court rules on scope of Section 3(2)(v) of SC/ST Act; intersectional gender violence

Conviction under Section 3(2)(v) of the SC/ST Act Act can be sustained as long as caste identity is one of the grounds for the occurrence of the offence, the Supreme Court ruled
“Caste that is difficult to cast away:” Supreme Court rules on scope of Section 3(2)(v) of SC/ST Act; intersectional gender violence
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Conviction under Section 3(2)(v) of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as it stood before the 2015 amendment, can be sustained as long as caste identity is one of the grounds for the occurrence of the offence, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (Patan Jamal Vali v. State of Andhra Pradesh).

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