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SC: Can’t carry Raj-era bias to tag castes, tribes ‘history-sheeters’ – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court had ruled that police cannot carry colonial era biases against persons belonging to certain tribes and scheduled castes to mechanically brand them in their records as 'bad characters' or 'history-sheeters" and said such archaic mindset violated individuals' right to dignity guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.After nudging the Delhi Police to amend the format for history-sheeters, which was copied from 90-year-old Punjab Police Rules of 1934, to exclude the minor children and wife of a person from getting included with him as a bad character, a bench of Justices Surya Kant and K V Vishwanathan on Tuesday asked all states to revisit their rules within six months regarding inclusion of a person in police's 'history-sheeter/bad character' record and wee...