500 Upper caste Christians attack Dalit Christians and torch over 30 huts

published on March 11, 2008

We are presenting Two views of the same news First from  http://www.asianews.it/  which proclaims Asia our Common Task for the Third Millenium as Exhorted by John Paul II and works for the conversion of Naive in India. The other view is from CBCI an organisation of Catholic Bishop Council of India


Upper caste and Dalit Catholics clash, police shoot and kill


In Tamil Nadu upper caste Catholics attack
Dalits, destroying dozens of their homes. They are “guilty” of
demanding a separate parish. Police move in and fire at attackers.

New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Two
Christians died and many more were wounded shot by police who
intervened yesterday to stop clashes between Dalit Catholics and upper
caste Catholics in the diocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu).

Troubles started on 7 March when a group of Dalit Christians
from the Villupuram district began a hunger strike to protest
discrimination in a local parish by the Vanniyar.

Three months ago Dalits from St Jabamalais Annai Church in Earyur built another church dedicated to
Saghaya Madha (Our Lady of perpetual Help) and sought to have it erected as a separate parish with its own priest.

They were backed in their demands by two political
groups, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (Vck) and Ambedkar Makkal
Iyakkam (AMI). The VCK even put up posters calling for the closure of

Jabamalai and the recognition of the new parish church.

In response some 500 upper caste Christians went on a rampage on Sunday, attacking Dalits and torching over 30 huts.

Police said that when they moved in to stop the
protest they were pelted with stones and were thus “forced” to open
fire on the aggressors. M Periy Nayagam, 40, and A. Magimai, 24, were
killed and 40 more people were wounded.

Fr G Cosmon Arokiaraj, secretary to the Commission
for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of the Catholic Bishops’
Conference of India, told AsiaNews that the “confrontation in
the area between Dalit and Vanniyar Catholics goes back quite some
time, but the Church does not want to split a parish along caste line,”
but is working towards “gradually removing discrimination against the
Dalits and uprooting all forms of discrimination.”

These tragic incidents show that it is urgent to ban
many forms of discrimination against Dalit Christians both within the
Christian community and especially society at large. In fact “since the
Christian community is perceived as a single entity,” he explained,
“the government does not recognise to Dalit Christians the same rights
as other Dalits.”

In the Indian caste system, states have granted
specific benefits and quotas in schools and public service for Dalits
to compensate for their secular low social standing.

“For years Dalits have been discriminated within the
Church itself,” he said. “They cannot sit with upper caste members in
the same church; they are buried in separate cemeteries; they cannot
use the same roads as upper caste people. When the mother of a Dalit
priest died in the 1990s the upper caste did not allow the funeral
procession to use the main road; even the bishop failed to bring about
a compromise.”

“In India more than 65 per cent of all Christians are
Dalit, but Christians represent only 2.3 per cent of a population of
1.1 billion people.”



And this is really amusing stuff from super cretin
organization AICC. Note how they turn the whole issue into blaming the
police and the government!!


All India Catholic Union has condemned the shooting of two persons by
police near Elavanasurkottai during a protest by Dalit Christians.
Counter-protesters ransacked homes!!

Human rights protesters killed in India


Two Catholics died in police firing at Eraiyur near Elavanasurkottai in Ulundurpetin Pondicherry Archdiocese on Sunday, Mar. 9.

When a section of people objected to a protest by Dalit Christians and
ransacked their houses, police opened fire killing two persons.

The dead are: M. Periyanayagam (40) and Mahimai (30).

The All India Catholic Union has condemned “in the strongest terms” the police firing on Catholics.

The Catholic Union has sent its condolences to the families of the dead
persons and demanded that the families be given full compensation by
the government.

Also, the organization has demanded an enquiry into the circumstances
of the police firing and the transfer of concerned Police and Civil
Administration officials from the area whose inability to gauge the
growing tension between two groups which resulted in a confrontation.

Our Comment: This is the ugly reality of christianutty. Promise egalitarianism and
dupe the poor and the oppressed. Atleast amongst Hindus there are
reformers fighting for their rights. But in cretiniasty, there are no
reformers.  All high and mighty Cretins are busy in the conversion

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