Tackling Caste Discrimination Through Law: A Policy Brief on Implementation of Caste Discrimination Laws in India

This Policy Brief examines the reality of the atrocities and crimes against SCs and STs and reviews the status of implementation of the three important legislations addressing caste discrimination in India namely, the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and the Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013. The Brief focuses specifically on four South Indian States – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu – each of which has a unique history with the struggle against caste discrimination but continue to report high levels of atrocities against members of SCs and STs.

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Deekshitha Ganesan, 'Tackling Caste Discrimination Through Law: A Policy Brief on Implementation of Caste Discrimination Laws in India' (Jayna Kothari et al, ‘Tackling Caste Discrimination through Law’ (CLPR, Bangalore, 2020)., 14 Mar 2020) <https://clpr.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CP_Tackling-Caste-Discrimination-Through-Law.pdf> accessed on 29 Sep 2020