Report on the Prevention and Atrocities against Scheduled Castes

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Preface: v

Foreword: vii

Glossary: ix

SECTION – I: Violence: The Social Edifice: 1

SECTION – II: Commitment to Equality: Strategy and Approach: 5

SECTION – III: Social Justice: The Legal Instruments: 9

SECTION – IV: Protection: The Missing Deterrence: 20

SECTION – V: Protection: The Elusive Support: 52

SECTION – VI: Locating Responsibility: The Indictment of State: 111

SECTION – VII: Compensatory Discrimination: The Diminishing Hope: 137

SECTION – VIII: Quality of Life: The Long Road: 147

SECTION – IX: Scripted Roles: The Stake Holders: 178

SECTION – X: Catching at a Straw: Initiatives for NHRC: 192




ANNEXURE I: Recommendations made by National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Sixth Report 1999-2000 & 2000-2001: 266

ANNEXURE II: Crimes and Atrocities on Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes - Recommendations made by the Commission for SCs/STs in the Fifth Report, (1998-99):271

ANNEXURE III: Recommendations made by Human Rights Watch, New York, 1999 (Broken people: Caste violence against India’s untouchables): 274

ANNEXURE IV: National Public Hearing on Dalit Human Rights Violations (18-19 April 2000, Chennai):279

ANNEXURE V: Scheduled Castes Human Rights Monitor-2000, Andhra Pradesh (SAKSHI, Human Rights Watch, A.P.):281

ANNEXURE VI: Amendments Proposed by The National Commission For SCs And STs To The SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, SC&ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995:286

ANNEXURE VII: Recommendations for amendments made by Dr. K. Punnaiah Commission of Enquiry xii:288

ANNEXURE VIII: Recommendations for Amendments made by P.S. Krishnan, Former Member Secretary, National Commission for Backward Classes:291

ANNEXURE IX: The Bhopal Declaration: 295

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