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Bishops: August 10 a 'black day' for discriminated Dalit Christians
The initiative of Indian Bishops' Conference Office for Dalits and Disadvantaged Classes. The constitutional order of 1950 excludes all non-Hindus from the advantages reserved to the former "untouchables". In the following years, the changes included Sikhs and Buddhists. Christian and Muslim Dalits are marginalized
Campaign in favour of Christian Dalits meets first success
"Christian Dalits must enjoy the same opportunities as Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Dalits do".
Hindu Dalits against equality for Christians and Muslims
A nation-wide campaign is being launched today to stop the central government from extending Scheduled Castes rights to Christian and Muslim Dalits, who have been hitherto excluded. For Hindu nationalists the move is essentially electoral but the Catholic Church warns that if India is to progress it must recognise that economic development and social oppression do not go together.
28/07/2017 14:35:00 INDIA
For administrator of Baroda, Dalit Christians have to speak out against marginalisation
Mgr Fernandes spoke at the annual meeting of the National Council of Dalit Christians. The constitutional order of 1950 excludes Dalit Christians and Muslims from employment and education quotas. An India-wide protest has been set for 7 December.
Hopes for the rights of Dalit Christians
Supreme Court will consider the constitutional status of Dalit converts to Christianity hitherto marginalised and rejected by Indian society.
Hearings to determine full Dalit rights postponed . . . again
Supreme Court adjourns hearings till April 2007. Frontline Christian leaders are "frustrated" their campaign to have rights cover all Dalits has to wait further.
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