Tribals, dalits get justice in Madhya Pradesh

MP government's conviction rate in cases relating to crimes against the weaker sections of society was higher than the national conviction rate.


Madhya Pradesh tops in the conviction rate in cases related to crime against dalits and tribals.

The state had a conviction rate of 35.1 per cent for crime against dalits and 33.2 per cent for offences against tribals, according to state police headquarters officials.

The national conviction rate was 35 per cent and 25 per cent in regard to the case against dalits and tribals respectively, they said.

The conviction rate in cases of crimes against Scheduled Castes is 3.9 per cent in Maharashtra, 7.9 per cent in Orissa, 9.7 per cent in Kerala, 11.5 per cent in Bihar, 14.3 per cent in Assam and 15 per cent in Andhra Pradesh, they added.

Similarly, the conviction rate in cases of crimes against Scheduled Tribes is 7.3 per cent in Andhra Pradesh, 20.9 per cent in Orissa, 25.5 per cent in Jharkhand, 12.2 per cent in Bihar, 5.1 per cent in Karnataka and 3.7 per cent in Maharashtra, they said.

MP government is prompt in putting up challans in the court in crime cases against weaker sections of society.

Thus cases against dalits and tribals have come down by 0.43 percent and 2.87 percent respectively in 2011 in comparison to its previous year, officials said.


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