Highlight the important provisions for the protection of Civil Rights Act 1955

(i) Punishment for enforcing religious disabilities no the grounds of untouchablilty prevents any person:
  • From entering any place of public worship which is open to others.
  • From worshiping or offering prayers or performing any religious service shall be punishable with imprisonment.
(ii) Punishment for enforcing social disabilities; whosoever no the grounds of untouchablilty enforce against any person any disability with regard to:
  • Access to any shop, public restaurant, hotel or place of public entertainment.
  • The use or access to any place used for charitable or public purpose.
  • Use or access to any public conveyance (transport) shall be punishable with imprisonment.
(iii) Punishment for refusing to admit person to hospitals etc.
Whosoever no the ground of untouchablilty refuses admission to any person, to any hospital, dispensary, educational institution or any hostel or discriminate against any such person after admission shall be punishable with imprisonment.
(iv) Punishment for refusing to sell goods no render services:
Whosoever no the grounds of untouchablilty refuses to sell any goods or refuses to render any service to any person shall be punishable with imprisonment.
(v) Describe punishment for other offences arising out of untouchablilty:
Whosoever prevents any person from exercising any riot by reason of untouchablilty, by words, spoken or written or causes of obstruction to any person shall be punishable with imprisonment.
(vi) Unlawful compulsory labours:
Whosoever compels any person on the grounds of untouchablilty to do any sweeping work or to remove carcass or any dead bodies shall be punishable with imprisonment.
(vii) Cancellation or Suspension of licenses in certain cases:
When a person who is convicted of an offence under this section, holds any license under any law in respect of any profession or trade his license can be cancelled or suspended by the court.
(viii) Suspension of grants made by the government

When the manager or trusted of a place of public worship or any educational institution which receives grants from the government is convicted of an offence under this act, his grant can be suspended by the government.