|Name:||Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (No. 33 of 1989).|
|Subject(s):||Criminal and penal law; Elimination of forced labour; Indigenous and tribal peoples|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line Ministry of Tribal Affairs, India PDF of Act (consulted on 2013-07-19)
Legislation on-line India Code, Legislative Department, National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 1 of 2016 (consulted on 2016-12-19)
|Abstract/Citation:||An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
In particular, this Act provides that no person is to compel or entice a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to do `beggar' or other similar forms of forced or bonded labour other than any compulsory service for public purposes imposed by Government.