Jalandhar – If the Supreme Court does not accept the petition filed against SC/ST Atrocities Act amendment, then the Shiromani Akali Dal will urge the BJP to introduce a new bill in the Parliament, said former Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike on Saturday at Jalandhar. “To pressure the enactment of the new bill, Shiromani Akali Dal will seek President, Prime Minister and Governor to secure rights of Dalit community and if it is necessary we will come on roads to protest against the amendment of law,” said former Minister.While giving information retired Justice Nirmal Singh said that apex court had made the law even before freedom of India that FIR (First Information Report) will be registered immediately if the person complaints against any criminal or other activity under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “Then how can the Supreme Court amend the law requiring 7-day investigation before registering an FIR. Giving an example of a rape case,”Justice asked. “If a woman is raped, is it justified that police tell her to wait for 7 days until the investigation is completed and then take any action against the culprit,” he added. Ranike said that despite Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had conveyed through thanking note to all Dalit communities for peaceful protest, more than thousand FIRs have been registered against the people who were protesting for their rights to threaten them. “The Congress Government had promised Dalit community to waive off a loan of Rs 50,000 per each family during the elections. But not even a single person belonging to Dalit family has received the government benefit. Moreover, Congress has halted the schemes which were initiated by SAD for public welfare, which including post-metric scholarship scheme for SCs and STs,” said former minister Sohan Singh Thandal.
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