Unless SC/ST Act is enforced, society free from caste-based discrimination will remain distant dream: Delhi High Court

While considering the quashing of criminal proceedings, the vulnerability of weaker sections of society to be prone to coercion must be considered, the Court held.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

The Delhi High Court recently held that courts should be extremely circumspect in quashing criminal proceedings under special statutes like the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) [Puran Chand Gupta and Ors v The State of NCT of Delhi and Anr].

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