With The initiative of Government Degree College of Khumulwng a significant awareness cum seminar programme on protection of civil rights act 1955 & SC/ST prevention of atrocities act 1989 has been organized in befitting manner here in the Government Degree College conference hall. Aiming to generate awareness and comprehension amidst the college students over the civil rights act 1955 and SC/ST prevention of atrocities act 1989 this programme has been organized.
As per the report, the Act in 1989, the government of India enacted the scheduled castes and tribes prevention of atrocities act in order to prevent atrocities against SC/STs. The purpose of the act was to prevent atrocities and help in social inclusion of Dalits into the society, but the Act has failed to live up to its expectations. The act came into force with effect from 30.1.1990. This legislation aims at preventing commission of offences by persons other than scheduled castes and scheduled tribes against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The act provides for punishment for offences of atrocities committed against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. Comprehensive rules under the act were notified in the year 1995, which inter-alia provides norms for relief and rehabilitation. The act extends to whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir. The act is implemented by the respective state governments and union territory administrations, which are provided due central assistance under the centrally sponsored scheme for effective implementation of the provisions of the act. Sources said, under the guidance & supervision of Maharani Hrangkhawl, programme convener & asst. professor of the GDC, a large scale of college students have availed genuine knowledge over the issues.
Amidst the other distinguished participants there were, Subrata Debbarma, president, (principal in charge), Budhilal Hrangkhawl, resource person, (advocate law dept.) Shyamal Debnath, OC, Pradip Debbarma, asst. prof., Sri, Prasenjit Debbarma, asst. prof. and many others remained present in the programme.