Dalit Christians protest for restoration of rights
The leaders from the Dalit Christian and Muslim communities today called for mass protests and state-wide campaigns to force the Central government to act on their demands before the 2014 elections. In a show of unity, several hundreds of Dalit Christians and Muslims joined by activists, priests, nuns and church leaders, took out a 'Parliament March' and hold dharna in the capital demanding the restoration of the Schedule Caste rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
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Vincent Concessao, Archbishop of Delhi
Speaking at the dharna, organised by the National Council of Dalit Christians in Jantar Mantar, Delhi, Archbishop of Delhi Vincent Concessao said the discrimination against Dalit Christians and Muslims goes against the Constitution which is secular in nature. "We are to not only to promote what is good, we must also oppose what is evil. Discrimination based on religion is an evil we must fight. It is our duty and our responsibility," said Concessao.
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