The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses concern about the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court that has diluted the provisions of the Prevention of Atrocities (SC/ST) Act.
It is unfortunate that the central government counsel did not respond properly and raise objections against the dilution of the provisions of the Act. Unless immediate remedial measures are taken by the Central Government to undo the damage done by the judgement, the forces inimical to social equality and justice will be further emboldened to perpetrate violence against Dalits.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) urges the central government to immediately move a review petition against the retrograde judgment of the Supreme Court bench.