The petition refers to norms for relief amount. The counsel contend that it is to be considered as to whether the various reliefs provided in the said petition are to be added so as to arrive at the final sum payable to the victim or her family in terms of money or they are exclusive.
The plea filed in Delhi High Court contended that it is an obligation of the Government to look after the effective implementation of the provisions of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
The petitioner's counsel Kamlesh Bhattacharya submitted that the Sub Divisional Officer acted de hors the law in considering only the paternal genealogy of the petitioner and ignoring the genealogy of her spouse, who belongs to a scheduled caste.
Hurling abuses at a person of the Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe community within the four walls of a house does not amount to an offence under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989