Dalit Christains demand their inclusion in the list of SC/ST

via Mahadev published on November 19, 2005

 Kochi, Nov 19

The National Commission for Religious minorities and linguistic minorities has said that it had received representations from various organizations of Dalit Christians demanding their inclusion in the list of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, official sources said.

The Commission, which is in the state on a fact finding mission, said that it was satisfied with the measures taken by the state government to protect the interests of the minorities. It said that the commission did not receive any complaints from the minorities in the state.

It will submit its report to the Central government in April next.

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