December 11, 2013

Christian and Muslim Dalits beaten in New Delhi protest

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(RNS) Protestors gathered in New Delhi to demand equal affirmative action for Christian and Muslim Dalits, or "untouchables" before police used water canons and canes to disburse the crowd.

John Dayal

(RNS) Protestors gathered in New Delhi to demand equal affirmative action for Christian and Muslim Dalits, or "untouchables" before police used water canons and canes to disburse the crowd.

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NEW DELHI (RNS) Organized jointly by confederations of churches and Muslim groups in India, the demonstrators demanded affirmative action for Dalits (formerly “untouchables”) who have converted to Christianity or Islam.