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March From Kanyakumari to Chennai Demands Equal Rights to Dalit Christians

ICC Note

“With this Long March, we intend to bring awareness among people and goad the political machinery to act on our rightful demands. A signature campaign is also part of the March and a signed cloth will be handed over to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi,”

02/17/2010 India (Christian Today)-Taking a giant step to drum up justice for Dalit Christians, church-related groups last week organised a long march in Tamil Nadu to reiterate their demands and further conscientize like-minded people on the reservation issue.
The ‘Long March for Equal Rights to Dalit Christians’ on Feb. 10 saw Christians marching from Kanyakumari to the destination Chennai where a memorandum will be submitted to the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

“We are fighting against this injustice from the past 60 years. Despite the Mishra report strongly recommending equal status to all religion, the government has been delaying our concern,” said Fr Devasagayaraj, Secretary of Commission on SC/ST, Tamil Nadu Bishops Conference.
“With this Long March, we intend to bring awareness among people and goad the political machinery to act on our rightful demands. A signature campaign is also part of the March and a signed cloth will be handed over to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi,” he told Christian Today.

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