Dalit March

mk gandhi

Dalit Arts & Culture

Special Legislations

There are a number of laws, both Central and State, which provide for safeguards to SCs/STs. Some of these emanate from the various Constitutional provisions. An illustrative list of such laws is given below:

  1. The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.
  2. The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
  3. The Bonded Labor System (Abolition) Act, 1976.
  4. The Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
  5. Acts and regulations in force in different States to prevent alienation of land belonging to SCs/STs. In some States such provision exists in the Land Revenue Code.
  6. Acts in different States for restoration of alienated land to SCs/STs.