Dalit Christians were being socially discriminated in society, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, said on Wednesday.

Addressing a Dalit Christians' conference here, she said that discriminatory practices should be abjured. Hailing the role of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in demanding the implementation of the recommendations of Ranganath Misra Commission report by sending a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she asked whether the DMK Ministers at the Centre would emphasise the need for implementation of the recommendations.

Members of Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front would stage a statewide demonstration in all district headquarters on May 6, pressing the need for implementing the Commission's recommendations. Referring to price rise of essential commodities, she said that tears would start rolling down even before peeling the onion because of the soaring prices.

Widespread protest would be staged in various parts of the country against price rise and the people should support the Left parties, which were constantly highlighting the common people's plight.

R. Krishna, former MLA CPI (M) and district president, Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front, presided over the conference that sought Scheduled Caste status for Dalit Christians. Bishop Jude Paulraj of Roman Catholic Diocese, Bishop Christudoss of Church of South India Diocese, G. Ramakrishnan, State secretary, CPI (M) and Palani, Tirunelveli district secretary, were present.

More In: Madurai