Three BJP states, TN to seek review of SC/ST order

NEW DELHI: Three BJP-ruled states and Tamil Nadu will move the Supreme Court against its order on the SC/ST Act with the Centre maintaining that state Governments are on board in seeking a recall of the verdict, days after violent protests by Dalit groups engulfed several parts of the country.
Following a nudge from the top BJP brass, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh — all of whom had reportedly taken steps to implement the verdict — have revoked their decision and decided to join the Centre in filing review pleas.
Official sources also said the Centre is keeping ready an ordinance to annul the order of the court, depending on the outcome of its petition.
The court on March 20 had laid down guidelines to prevent the alleged misuse of the Scheduled Castes and the Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. (AGENCIES)