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Discrimination in India: Christians are 6 per cent of the prison population
According to the 2012 report on Prison Statistics in India by the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB), the percentage of Dalit, tribal, Muslim and Christian inmates is higher than the national average. For Christian activist, "states are targeting minorities."
Delhi: demonstration against Dalit ‘Via Crucis’ ready to go
More than 10,000 Christian and Muslim ‘untouchables gather in the capital to ask the government to improve their condition. Mgr Neethinathan, bishop of Chinglepet, tells AsiaNews that discrimination makes no sense, that the economy cannot developed with such injustices.
India: government is drawing up a report on conditions facing the country's Muslims
Catholic activists appreciate the move but say the same should be done for the Christian community, especially the dalits.
Discrimination against Dalits in India a "sin" and "shame"
This is what the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) confirmed during the national ecumenical conference on justice for the Dalits (22-25 October 2010). The common commitment of Catholics and Protestants to break down the caste system.
Minorities accuse Nepalese government of favoring Hinduism
With the beginning of the feast of Tihar, ethnic minorities in the country are raising their voices against the Maoist government of Prachanda. They are criticizing the favorable treatment shown toward Hindus, accusing: "In Nepal, secularism is only a declaration of intent."
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.
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