Memorandum submitted to President through Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana
Munish Purang, The Hush Post: The Bhartiya General Category Sangh and Lawyers Community staged a protest against amendments made by Union government in the Schedule Caste & Schedule Tribes ( Atrocities ) Act in court complex and submitted memorandum to President of India through Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana Pardeep Aggarwal. Bhartiya General Category Sangh members & Advocates Supported Bharat Band Call and had observed no work day in courts.
The convenor of the Bhartiya General Category Sangh Punjab, Advocate Krishan Gopal Sharma stated that the BJP Led union government has amended the said act by immediate arrest of accused without any investigation and further the government abolished the provision of anticipatory bail in the case under said act, that are totally unconstitutional and against the natural law of justice. By this law, fundamental rights of general category are badly affected and should need to be abolished immediately. They also demanded to abolish caste-based reservation system.
He further stated that union government has superseded the Supreme Court verdict by amendment in Schedule Caste & Schedule Tribes ( Prevention of Atrocities) Act and has relocated provisions for immediate registration of FIR without investigation as complaint received and has also abolished provision section 438 of Criminal Procedure Code for anticipatory bail.
“On March 20, 2018, the apex court announced order regarding criminal appeal no. 416 of 2018 in the case title Subash Kashinath Mahajan Vs State of Maharashtra & others and issued direction that no arrest may be effected without permission of appointing authority or Senior Superintendent of Police to prevent use of the said act and also issued direction to conduct preliminary enquiry by the DSP concerned to avoid false implementation.
But the BJP led government has overlooked and superseded the apex court order for its political benefits. The amendments made to above-mentioned act were unconstitutional and were against the natural justice as every person has right to bail and there should be investigation before registration of FIR. So the above-mentioned Act should be abolished immediately and caste-based reservation should also be abolished and should be based on economic status.” said Krishan Gopal Sharma.
During the protest, Rajesh Kumar Maurya, Amit Rai, Munish Purang, DBA Ex President Vipin Saggar, Nitin Sharma, Pardeep Kapoor, Yogesh Bhardwaj, Surinder Pal Comrade, Sanjay Sharma, Kunal Vohra, Chetan Sharma, Abhishek Kumar, Jatinder Sharma and advocates were also present.