In its review petition to be filed in the top court this week, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is likely to say that the SC order will weaken the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, sources in the government said.
The ministry could also plead that the latest order would reduce the fear of law and may result in more violations, the sources said.
The top court had recently banned automatic arrests and registration of criminal cases under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
The law protects the marginalised communities against discrimination and atrocities.
Mr Gehlot recently wrote to Mr Prasad about a review plea against the Supreme Court verdict.
He noted that there were concerns that the order would make the law "ineffective" and adversely impact dispensation of justice to Dalits and tribals.
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