Case against caste discrimination
Can I file a case against a family who discriminate me on the basis of caste? If yes, please let me know what exactly is to be done in such case
Asked in Family Law from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Hi, as per law no body will discriminate with caste, race or religion and it is better you can lodge police complaint against them.
What is the nature of discrimination meted out to you?
1) please furnish complete details
2) how have you been discriminated against ?
3) do you belong to scheduled caste ?
4)under Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Preventionof Atrocities) Act Any person who is not a member of a scheduled caste or a scheduled tribe and commits an offence listedin the Act against a member of a scheduled caste or a scheduled tribes an offender.
5) All offences listed in theAct are cognizable. The police can arrest the offender without warrant
and start investigation into the case without taking any orders from the court
6)The Act prescribes both minimum as well as maximum punishment. The minimumin most cases is six months imprisonment while the maximum is five years sentence and with fine. In some cases the minimum
is enhanced to one year while the maximum goes up to life imprisonment or even death sentence
There is no case maintainable against your own family on the basis of caste discrimination because they too belong to the same caste hence no offence in that respect is tenable.
Try to find out some other grounds namely assault, violence, insult, defamation etc.
Please furnish some details. On this information no proper advice can be given.
You can file complaint in the jurisdictional police station.