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Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (No. 33 of 1989).

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Elimination of forced labour; General provisions; Indigenous and tribal peoples; Criminal and penal law
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An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

In particular, this Act provides that no person is to compel or entice a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to do `beggar' or other similar forms of forced or bonded labour other than any compulsory service for public purposes imposed by Government.

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