Allahabad HC: No offence under SC/ST Act if abuse is not in public | Allahabad News – Times of India

Allahabad HC: No offence under SC/ST Act if abuse is not in public | Allahabad News - Times of India

Lucknow: Lucknow Bench Allahabad High Court Recently criminal proceedings against a school owner under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act have been set aside, observing that under Section 3(1)(s) of the Act against a person A case can be prosecuted only if it is stated. On “place within public view”.
Passing the order on an educationist’s petition challenging the criminal proceedings against a student’s father for alleged caste abuse. Justice Shamim Ahmed Observed: “Verbal abuse in the name of caste against any member of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes shall not be an offense under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 if such incident occurs in a household.” There is an inside. There is no outside.”

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The High Court made these observations while quashing a case against a school owner accused by parents of failing their son in the Class 12 examination. She claimed that the accused also abused her by calling her caste name.
The bench, however, held that the accused did not ill-treat the complainant in public and noted that the complainant had not disclosed anything about the nature of the ill-treatment.

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