» 07/21/2005, 00.00
Campaign in favour of Christian Dalits meets first success
"Christian Dalits must enjoy the same opportunities as Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Dalits do".
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.
New Delhi not to allow single states to define religious minorities
Union Minister Antulay reassures Christians and other groups that no law will be approved if it violates their rights. Christian leader Dayal concerned that a proposed bill will deny Sikhs, Christians and Muslims minority status in states where they are well-represented, thus depriving them of constitutional rights.
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.
People's Tribunal begins hearings in Tamil Nadu on Christian Dalits rights
A copy of the proceedings will be sent to India's President and Prime Minister.
Tamil Nadu minorities tell the government: reserve 7% of education and administration posts.
Archbishop of Madurai, Mgr Fernando: the marginalization of Dalit Christians and Muslims is a matter of social justice and freedom of worship.
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