Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: Bishop of Alappuzha Stephen Athipozhiyil has countered the criticism of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L.K. Advani that reservation for Dalit Christians and Muslims were unconstitutional.

Fr. Athipozhiyil, who is also the Dalit Commission chairman of the Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference, alleged that Mr. Advani’s statements were ‘unconstitutional’. He was inaugurating the State conference of the Council of Dalit Christians (CDC) here on Monday. Fr. Athipozhiyil said there was nothing unconstitutional about giving reservation rights to these sections. The Constitution guaranteed equal justice to all.