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Madhya Pradesh: Dalit Man’s Wedding Procession Bombarded With Stones

Rajgarh: Three persons were injured when locals bombarded stones at the wedding procession of a Dalit man in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district, following a dispute over the music being played during the celebrations. The miscreants were identified from the CCTV footage and several people were arrested; the cops confirmed.

Around 11 pm, some members of a community objected to the music being played during the celebration, when the Procession was passing through a mosque in Jirapur.

The music was paused for some time by the members of the procession.

But after a few minutes, when they started the music again, members from the other community allegedly threw stones. Soon when the music was restarted members from a community allegedly threw stones.” They threw stones at the band members and the groom’s procession and heckled some of the women. Several people were injured,” the bride’s brother said.

Seven people were arrested and charged with relevant sections of the IPC as well as the law on Prevention of Atrocities Act. Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to prevent atrocities and hate crimes against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The Act is popularly known as the SC/ST Act, POA, the Prevention of Atrocities Act, or simply the Atrocities Act. Constitutional provisions against SC/ST atrocities

Article 17 of the constitution prohibits the practice of untouchability. Article 46 promotes the educational and economic interests of SCs, STs, and other weaker sections of the society and protects them from social injustice and exploitation. Article 338 National Commission for Scheduled Castes(NCSC). Investigate and monitor all matters relating to the constitutional and other legal safeguards for the SCs and to evaluate their working. Inquire into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of rights and safeguards of the SCs.338-A National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. Its functions are the same as that of NCSC, but with respect to ST instead of SC. 

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