Cases Of Crimes against Dalits (SC) and tribals (ST) have increased in the country. Criminal cases against Dalits and Adivasis increased between 2018 and 2020, according to data presented by the government in the Loksabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Ajay Kumar Mishra, Minister of State for Home, presented these figures in the Lok Sabha when Congress MP from Telangana Komati Reddy and TRS MP Manne Srinivas Reddy questioned him about it.
He stated that 42,793 criminal cases were reported against Dalits in 2018, with the number increasing to 50 thousand in 2020, while 6,528 cases were reported against tribals in 2018, with the number increasing to 8,272 in 2020. According to data presented in the Lok Sabha, 45,961 cases were reported against Dalits in 2019, while 7,570 cases were reported against tribals.
In 2020, Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of cases registered for crimes against Scheduled Castes (12,714), while Madhya Pradesh had the highest number of cases against Scheduled Tribes (2,401).
Charge sheets were filed in 39,138 cases of crime against Scheduled Castes in India in 2020, with investigations still ongoing in 19,825 cases at the end of the year. Meanwhile, charge sheets were filed in 6,484 crimes against Scheduled Tribes in 2020, with 3,351 cases still under investigation at the end of the year.