August 10, 2018
BJP on The Footsteps of Congress
The 1986 amendment overturned the verdict in the Shah Bano case.
Yesterdays amendment similarly intends to overturn recent SC verdict.
The ammendment says,
“After section 18 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, the following section shall be inserted, namely:—
“18A. (1) For the purposes of this Act,—
(a) preliminary enquiry shall not be required for registration of a First
Information Report against any person; or
(b) the investigating officer shall not require approval for the arrest, if
necessary, of any person,
against whom an accusation of having committed an offence under this Act has been made and no procedure other than that provided under this Act or the Code shall apply.
(2) The provisions of section 438 of the Code shall not apply to a case under this Act, notwithstanding any judgment or order or direction of any Court.”.