Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dalit Christians in India oppose inclusion on SC list, Demand compensation, Orissa News

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    • The Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM) has blamed Church Authorities of conspirng to include them in the Scheduled Caste list. Which it said is not acceptable to dalit Christians.
    • In an open letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Indian Parliamentarians and Indian Church authorities, (, the pclm President R L Francis said Dalits converted to Christianity to preserve their dignity. Thereby losing out on reservation benefits available to them under the constitution. Demanding compensation for the 25 million Dalit Christians, Mr. Francis said Dalits have suffered heavy economic losses by foregoing reservation and converting to Christianity to get respect and dignity in the Christian society.


      “The US Church authorities have paid million of dollars in compensation for sexual perversion of few of its priests.”He said, asking why Indian Church authorities could not pay for a more serious “collective sin” (Betrayal of faith) factor. In a press release, Mr. Francis said, “It’s a mockery of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.”