Modi's government on Monday submitted a review petition to the court, asking it to amend the judgment, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a televised interview.
The Supreme Court on March 20 gave a wrong-headed order, arguing the 1989 law to check atrocities against dalits and adivasis was being misused.
They attacked vehicles, put them on fire and even threw stones at police. A combination of the two parties is being seen as a serious threat to the BJP's chances of repeating its victory in 71 of the 80 seats (plus two seats won by its allies) in Uttar Pradesh, the most electorally crucial state. It is hard to recall an all-India bandh call being given by dalit communities, and the occurrence speaks of the rise in militant political consciousness among the educated dalit youth.
"Two people were killed in Gwalior while one person each died in Bhind and Morena districts in cross-firing during protests", Inspector General (Law and Order) Makrand Deoskar told PTI in Bhopal.
Addressing the media in Pune, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar alleged that the Supreme Court is responsible for the violent incidents in different states during the nationwide shutdown call on Monday. According to the police, 550 more people have been arrested from Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Agra and Azamgarh districts for their suspected role in Monday's violence and arson.
The members said they were horrifying after hearing about the fake encounters and that pressure being exerted by the police on the families of the victims to withdraw their demands for judicial inquiry. Dalits are an equally strong presence in north Indian states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, where assembly polls are due by the year end.
The court's judgement allows a preliminary hearing before charges are officially filed against hate crimes reported by the lower-caste Hindus.
The Dalit community effectively halted public transportation, shut down banks and educational institutes and postponed high school examinations in Punjab, where the lower-caste Indians are found most in numbers.
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have so far requested for Central Forces.
Discrimination on the basis of caste is outlawed in India but remains widespread across the country.
The group is now known in official language as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and make up about 280 million of India's 1.3 billion people.
National Crime Record Bureau data show that from 2010 to 2016 there was a 10 percent rise in the number of crimes against Dalit people and a 6 percent increase in crimes against indigenous people.
The houses of a sitting and a former MLA, both Dalits, were set afire by a violent mob this afternoon in Hindaun town in Karauli district of Rajasthan, following which curfew was imposed in the area, a senior official said.
In March, it was widely reported that a young Dalit farmer in Gujarat was beaten to death for owning a horse, a symbol of wealth.
"Generally there is six months time to do it, but it would have been better if a review petition was filed earlier", said Bhagirath Prasad, the party MP from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh.