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Cong dharna in front of Raj Bhawan

GUWAHATI: Assam Congress leaders and workers staged a two hour long dharna in protest in Guwahati on Monday against the amended SCST laws alleging the Centre’s failure to properly implement it.

Led by state Congress president Ripun Bora, around 200 the party leaders and workers thronged in front of the Raj Bhawan where they shouted slogans alleging the NDA government’s failure.   

Talking to reporters, Bora said the Supreme Courts order to restrict the ban of arrest and cases alleging harassment of SC and ST people might fail to protect the marginalized people.

“The NDA government at the Centre is responsible for it. We won’t allow it to happen. It suggest the Government’s failure,” said Bora.   

  Meanwhile, the Centre is filing a petition on Monday seeking review of the  judgment diluting the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

The government is understood to have told the Supreme court that the order banning automatic arrest and registration of cases for alleged harassment of SCs/STs will dilute the law which aims to protect the marginalised.

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