It is the duty of my State Government to take these steps for my protection.

Precautionary and preventive measures to be taken by States

Last updated on Jun 14, 2022

The law requires special measures to be taken by the State Governments to prevent atrocities against members of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes,(( Rule 3, Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Rules, 1995.)) such as:

  • Identify areas where crimes and atrocities are likely to occur or reoccur.
  • Schedule visits of the District Magistrate and police officer to identified areas for reviewing the law and order situation there.
  • If necessary, cancel the arms license of any person in the identified area and have them deposit their arms in the government armory. Members of SCs and STs, their families and employees are exempted from this.
  • Provide arms licenses to members of SCs and STs to ensure their safety and that of their properties, only if deemed necessary.
  • Set up a vigilance and monitoring committee to suggest effective measures to implement the provisions of this special law.
  • Set up awareness centres and organise workshops to educate people belonging to SCs and STs about their rights and protections available to them. This can also be done by encouraging NGOs to hold such workshops by providing them with financial and other assistance. 
  • Deploy special police forces in areas identified as those where atrocities against members of SCs and STs are committed.


How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a question you want to ask our legal experts?

Related Resources

Reporting a Crime/Atrocity

If a crime has been committed against you due to your identity as member of the SC/STs, you can approach several places for immediate relief.

Externment of Persons Committing Atrocities

If a person is likely to commit crimes against members of SC/STs in scheduled areas, Special Courts can have them removed from there.
citizen rights icon

Investigation of Cases

Investigation for crime against member of SC/STs reported under special law must be done by a police officer of rank of DSP or above.

FIR, Arrest and Bail

No preliminary inquiry needs to be conducted by investigation officer before filing FIR for a crime committed against a member of SC/STs.

Relief and Rehabilitation for Victims of Atrocities

The law requires measures to be taken by the District administration to provide relief and ensure rehabilitation of members of SCs or STs
citizen rights icon

Education for Children Belonging to Disadvantaged Groups

It is the duty of the government and the local authorities to ensure that children from disadvantaged groups are not discriminated against and are able to complete their elementary education.
citizen rights icon