Rajya Sabha Passes SC/ST Bill, Juvenile Justice Bill On Agenda Tomorrow

21/12/2015 3:58 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 7:49 PM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 7: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Mansukh L Mandaviya arrives on his cycle at Parliament during the winter session on December 7, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The third week of the winter session of Parliament is likely to see the NDA government push for passage of key legislation including the GST Bill. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- In a landmark move, the Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill.

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2014 aims to prohibit the commission of offences against members of the SCs and STs and provides for establishing special courts for the trial of such offences and the rehabilitation of victims.

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha has decided to discuss Juvenile Justice Bill tomorrow.

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