SCs & STs crime on the rise: Govt

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New Delhi, Aug 17: As per the Ministry of Home Affairs data, the country is on rise in the crime against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities.

The report says, in the recent years 40,000 cases were registered during 2008, about 3,600 more than the previous year.

Further, it says, a total of 30,031 cases were registered during 2007 and 33,615 in 2008 for their alleged involvement in crime against Scheduled Castes.

Similarly, the number of such cases against Scheduled Tribes rose to 5,608 in 2008 as against 5,532 in 2007, the data said.

As per the information, Uttar Pradesh has the highest registered cases in the country followed by Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

At present, Madhya Pradesh is one of the few states that has decreased in crime against SCs/STs. while all other states have shown increase in the crime.

The data by National Crime records Bureau (NCRB), a nodal agency under MHA, said that a total of 49,810 people were convicted out of 1,90,857 arrested between 2006-08 under various Sections of the Act.

The Act was put with the aim of preventing atrocities against the members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

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