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Church reps meet parliamentarians on future action for Dalit Christians

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“Although they embraced Christianity, 85% of the Dalit Christians continue to live in the same slum, facing the same tyranny, abuse, beating and killing,”

By Dibin Samuel

12/05/2009 India (Christian Today)-To mull over the next plan of action in the long-pending case of Dalit Christians, church leaders on Thursday held a brainstorming session with parliamentarians at the Constitution Club in New Delhi .

The joint programme of the CBCI and NCCI, to “ensure justice to Christians and Muslims of Scheduled Caste origin”, conjured up the recent developments and sought suggestions from the MPs on ways to accelerate the case for a speedy denouement.

“Although they embraced Christianity, 85% of the Dalit Christians continue to live in the same slum, facing the same tyranny, abuse, beating and killing,” he said, adding “We the Dalit Christians are Dalit in every sense of the word viz. ethnically, lineally, racially, socially, economically, culturally, vocationally, geographically, relationally, contextually and emotionally.”

He declared that the demand of Dalit Christians was a “struggle for justice; struggle for affirming Human Rights; and struggle for Constitutional Rights.”

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