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SC/ ST Act Judgment , Supreme Court Refers It To Three Judge Bench

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The Supreme Court has referred to its three-judge bench the Centre’s plea seeking review of the March 20, 2018 verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act.

A bench of justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit said, “Place the matter before three-judge bench next week”.

The top court had on May 1 reserved the judgement on the Centre’s review plea while observing that laws in the country should be caste neutral and uniform.

The verdict had led to an outcry and triggered protests by different SC/ST organisations across the country. — PTI

11:06 Govt removes names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals from blacklist: The government has removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals involved in anti-India activities and only two persons figure on the list now, a Home Ministry official said on Friday.

The decision has been taken after a review carried out by different security agencies on the Adverse List or blacklist containing the names of Sikh foreign nationals.

“The government of India has reviewed the Adverse List containing 314 foreign nationals belonging to Sikh community and brought it down to just two,” the official said. Those removed from the list are now eligible to avail visa services to visit family in India and reconnect with their roots

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