Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

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Act No 33 of 1989

Chapter I

  • Sections 1 and 2

Preamble: An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trail of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  • Section 2 defines important terms of the Act

Chapter II

  • Sections 3 to 9 defines Offences of Atrocities and Punishments
  • Section 3
  • Section 9

Chapter III

  • Sections 10 to 13 defines Externment

Chapter IV

  • Sections 14 to 15 empowers states to establish Special Courts to try offences under this Act
  • Section 14
  • Section 15

Chapter V

  • Sections 16 to 25 explains the miscellaneous provisions
  • Section 18

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