What actually is the SC/ST Act
The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
Article 17 of Indian Constitution seeks to abolish 'untouchability' and to forbid all such practices. It is basically a "statement of principle" that needs to be made operational with the objective to remove humiliation and harassments meted to the Dalits and to ensure their fundamental and socio-economic, political, and cultural rights.
USE OF FORCE AGAINST DALITS