Madhya Pradesh High Court says abusing by caste name Chamar in staffroom not offence under SC/ST Act since staffroom not public place

The petitioners were accused of verbally abusing a man while referring to his caste, Chamar, during a meeting held in the staff room of a school.
Madhya Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur Bench
Madhya Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur Bench

The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently quashed a criminal case under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ST Act) since the alleged offence took place in a staff room, which the Court opined was not a public place [Ashutosh Tiwari vs The State Of Madhya Pradesh].

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