New Delhi: Centre has called a meeting of State Home Ministers to review Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 in New Delhi on April 17.

 The Conference will discuss the figures of punishment and actions taken against violation of the act to ensure its effective implementation.

According to the Home Ministry, the centre of discussion in the meeting will be an institutional framework to curb and probe the cases of atrocities against the people of SC and ST communities.

Moreover, delineation of atrocity sensitive areas and action for the prevention of such crimes will also be discussed.

Home Minister P Chidambaram will inaugurate the conference with Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik and Labour Minister Malliakarjun Kharge will also attend the meet. 

JPN/Bureau