Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 | Last Update : 03:42 AM IST

  India   All India  19 Jul 2018  Minority rights not diluted, says Rajnath Singh

Minority rights not diluted, says Rajnath Singh

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 19, 2018, 1:30 am IST
Updated : Jul 19, 2018, 1:30 am IST

Singh said that the government has already taken steps by amending the relevant law.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI | File)
 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI | File)

New Delhi: Amid concerns raised by some Rajya Sabha members over the recent Supreme Court order on the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asserted that there is no dilution of the Act and no institution or individual can take away rights of the marginalised.

Mr Singh said that the government has already taken steps by amending the relevant law. He added that the Modi government felt that special courts were insufficient, and hence 194 special exclusive courts have been established to improve the conviction rate.

 

Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said special exclusive courts have been set up in 24 states, and special courts in 30 states. He added that there had been no rise in crimes, according to NCRB.

Tags: rajnath singh, hansraj gangaram ahir, minority rights