The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act `1989

An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts and the Exclusive Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
1989
  • EXTERNMENT

  • 10
     Removal of person likely to commit offence
  • 11
     Procedure on failure of person to remove himself from area and enter thereon after removal
  • 12
     Taking measurements and photographs, etc., of persons against whom order under section 10 is made
  • 13
     Penalty for noncompliance of order under section 10
  • SPECIAL COURTS

  • 14
     Special Court and Exclusive Special Court
  • 14A
     Appeals
  • 15
     Special Public Prosecutor and Exclusive Public Prosecutor
  • RIGHTS OF VICTIMS AND WITNESSES

  • 15A
     Rights of victims and witnesses
  • 16
     Power of State Government to impose collective fine
  • 17
     Preventive action to be taken by the law and order machinery
  • 18
     Section 438 of the Code not to apply to persons committing an offence under the Act
  • 18A
     No enquiry or approval required
  • 19
     Section 360 of the Code or the provisions of the Probation of Offenders Act not to apply to persons guilty of an offence under the Act
  • 20
     Act to override other laws
  • 21
     Duty of Government to ensure effective implementation of the Act
  • 22
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  • 23
     Power to make rules