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Christian and Muslim Dalits observe Black Day against discrimination
Thousands take part in events across the country. On 10 August 1950, India adopted a law that discriminates against non-Hindu and non-Buddhist Dalits. In 62 years, nothing has changed. An appeal is made to India's new President Mukherjee and Sonia Gandhi for a quick change to the law.
A Hindu al-Qaeda, religious fundamentalism as a political tool
We want the government to condemn fanatical organisations and provide minorities much needed legal protection, Catholic leader John Dayal says.
Peace and religion: a deeper understanding of one's faith helps inter-faith dialogue
An inter-faith seminar concludes that a deeper understanding of one's faith helps inter-faith dialogue and is the path to peace.
Government "should publish data on conversions and anti-Christian attacks"
The proposal came from the country's largest associations of lay Catholics. "Only then will state governments show their good faith in threatening minorities with anti-conversion laws".
Christian and Muslim Dalits backed by fellow Dalits from other religions
August 10: day of mourning against discrimination of Christians and Muslim Dalits
On August 10, 1950 laws were approved that discriminate against Christians and Muslims Dalits. Archbishop Joji, himself a Dalit Bishop, explains the strong social desire to eliminate discrimination and remembers the example of Mother Teresa.
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