The Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,1989
Section 1. Short title and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,1989.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, be notification in the official Gazette, appoint.