Thursday, June 30, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Protestant churches for Dalit rights

Protestant churches for Dalit rights
Ashley D'Mello, TNN Jun 29, 2011, 05.43am IST

MUMBAI: Protestant churches will conduct a campaign to urge the Centre
to extend Dalit Christians their rights.

Activists from Protestant churches, grouped under the National Council
of Churches in India (NCCI), will conduct awareness programmes in the
city. Secretary of the Maharashtra Council of Churches, Rev Victor
Gollapalli said they would meet the people in power to apprise them of
the needs of Dalit Christians for their rights, which include
reservations in government jobs and other services.

Gollapalli said that their counterparts are taking part in a hunger
fast in Delhi to press home their point. "We have been joined by the
Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI).

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