NC promises to uplift dalit Christians
Dalits in India have been afforded certain rights, however if you are a Christian dalit some of those same rights are not extended to you. Christian dalits are demanding official status, basic sanitation, and land. The National Conference has agreed that the state will “look into their demands.”
5/30/2012 India (UCAN)- The dalit demands included extending to them Schedule Caste status, sanitation of their localities and identifying land for their shelters.
The National Conference, which leads the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, has assured Christian dalits in the state to look into their demands.
Provincial president of National Conference (NC) Rattan Lal Gupta yesterday said that the demands raised by Christian Dalit Association (CDA) would be discussed with the concerned authorities and whatever possible will be done.
The dalit demands included extending to them Schedule Caste status, sanitation of their localities and identifying land for their shelters.
Addressing the CDA meeting at Kot Bhalwal, Gupta said that “NC is a party of farmers, laborers, the poor and the down trodden and has an emotional relation with dali.s”
He said the coalition government headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is committed to uplift the down trodden and various schemes have been launched for the purpose.