As Supreme Court have observed and gave the judgment on Tuesday (March 20, 2018) which states that unscrupulous persons are using anti-atrocities law for blackmailing the innocent citizens and public servants. Therefore for protecting the public servants and private employees, the Bench of Justices have pronounced the Judgement that public servants can only be arrested after the written permission of appointing authority, In the case of private employees, the Senior Superintendent of Police concerned should give the permission in writing.
The judgment was given by the Bench of Judges comprising Justice A.K. Goel and Justice U.U.Lalit between Dr. Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. The State of Maharashtra. Referring to previous cases, the Bench of Judges has observed that Innocent citizens are termed accused, which is not intended by the legislature. The legislature never intended to use the Atrocities Act, 1989 as an instrument to blackmail or to wreak personal vengeance. Against this revision, several Dalit groups have called for a Bharat Bandh today.
Yesterday Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan, said on Twitter What is the point of organizing a Bharat Bandh tomorrow? The government is positively going to file the Review petition.
Since the Supreme Court have already analyzed the problem and they have passed well adjudicate judgment in for the welfare of the people and for the growth and development of this nation. Supreme Court have not Changed or imposed any favor or sized any right of the community.
But only one thing that Supreme Court has improvised are some filtration in the process to get clarity for the rights of the common people in the society. The mindset of the community is pointing out the fingers only at one thing that is Atrocities Act, 1989 was never taken as a mechanism of relief or redressal for the actual victim or the pleader, but used as a mere weapon to harass and blackmail the common people in our society.