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Christian leader: With Narendra Modi in power, religious minorities and Dalits are at risk
This is how Sajan K. George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) comment AsiaNews, the exit poll that give the Bharatiya Janata Party (the Hindu nationalist BJP) close to victor . The activist denounces "an election campaign with an extreme fundamentalist stamp". The support of Indian tycoons.
Indian activist: Narendra Modi and Arwind Kejriwal, as dangerous as "Hitler and Mussolini"
For Lenin Raghuvanshi, activist for development of Dalits , Modi (BJP Hindu nationalist party ) and Kejriwal (AAP, anti-corruption party) " are trying to destroy the pluralistic fabric of Varanasi from different political positions". The two leaders have chosen to run for election in city.
Air tragedy in Andhra Pradesh: Governor Reddy, defender of Christian Dalits, dies
Christian politician among the ranks of Congress, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was known for his battles in favour of the marginalized. The bishop of Hyderabad: "I lost a friend" who "never feared declaring his faith" and “never discriminated on the basis of caste or creed."
30/06/2017 18:01:00 INDIA – UNITED STATES
Trump and Modi meet amid silence over India’s persecuted Christians
The US president has pledged to eradicate Islamic extremism. India is the largest democracy in the world, but for Sajan K George, “not everyone is the same. Minorities, Tribals and Dalits do not enjoy the same equality as the majority."
At least 2 thousand Dalits convert to Buddhism to escape marginalization
According to the Scheduled Castes Order, only Dalit Hindus and Buddhists can enjoy the rights provided for their status. Christians and Muslims loose all rights, including the right to political representation. But even within Christianity, non Dalits alienate their outcast brothers and sisters.
28/07/2007 INDIA - USA
US House declares caste discrimination illegal
In a July 23 resolution the US Congress invites its most important Asian trade partner to recognise the rights of the Dalits and Tribals. The Catholic Church asks for particular attention to be paid to the Christian Dalits, victims of an even more embedded marginalization.
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