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

[Act No. 33 of 1989 dated 11th September, 1989] An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Comment: The object of the Act is to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fortieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:



Section Title
Section- 1 Section-1 Short title, extent and commencement Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section-2 Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section-3 Punishments for offences of atrocities Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section-4 Punishment for neglect of duties Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section-5 Enhanced punishment for subsequent conviction Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section-6 Application of certain provisions of the Indian Penal Code Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section-7 Forfeiture of property of certain persons Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section-8 Presumption as to offences Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section-9 Conferment of powers Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section-10 Removal of person likely to commit offence Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section-11 Procedure on failure of person to remove himself from area and enter thereon after removal Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section-12 Taking measurements and photographs, etc., of persons against whom order under section 10 is made Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section-13 Penalty for non-compliance of order under section 10 Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section-14 Special Court Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section-15 Special Public Prosecutor Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section-16 Power of State Government to impose collective fine Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section-17 Preventive action to be taken by the law and order machinery Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section-18 Section 438 of the Code not to apply to persons committing an offence under the Act Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section-19 Section 360 of the Code or the provisions of the Probation of Offenders Act not to apply to persons guilty of an offence under the Act Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section-20 Act to override other laws Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section-21 Duty of Government to ensure effective implementation of the Act Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section-22 Protection of action taken in good faith Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section-23 Power to make rules Chapter 1

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