Whatspp Status... Denote the whole community of schedule caste and schedule tribe as the single word and compared as CHAMAR
Complain Detail:-> Submitted the relevent data regarding complaint in the screenshot and it is highly offensive against the whole community of schedule caste and schedule trible. The Supreme Court has said that addressing Scheduled Castes people as CHAMAR may amount to an offence punishable under the provision of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. A bench comprising Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice Markandey Katju said, When we interpret Section 3(1)(x) of the act we have to see the purpose for which the act was enacted. It was obviously made to prevent indignities, humiliation and harassment to the members of SC/STs, as is evident from the Statement of Objects & Reasons of the act. Hence, while interpreting Section 3(1)(x) of the act, we have to take into account the popular meaning of the word CHAMAR which it has acquired by usage, and not the etymological meaning. If we go by the etymological meaning, we may frustrate the very object of the act, and hence that would not be a correct manner of interpretation. In my opinion, calling a member of the Scheduled Caste CHAMAR with intent to insult or humiliate him in a place within public view is certainly an offence under Section 3(1)(x) of the act. Plz my said complaint is actionable under the Atrocities act as well as Cyber crime act.
- Complained by Vaibhav
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