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CPI(M) demonstration for inclusion of Dalit Christians

FOR A CAUSE: Members of Communist Party of India (Marxist) staging a demonstration in Tiruchi on Monday.

FOR A CAUSE: Members of Communist Party of India (Marxist) staging a demonstration in Tiruchi on Monday.   | Photo Credit: —Photo:M_Moorthy

Staff Reporter

Centre hesitant to execute Mishra Commission report

TIRUCHI: Cadres of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a demonstration in the city on Monday demanding the Central Government include Dalit Christians in the Scheduled Caste list.

The agitation, in which several women took part, was organised on behalf of the CPI (M) District Untouchability Eradication Front near Khadi Kraft junction. The stir was led by CPI (M) district secretary S. Sridhar in which the party’s central committee member and MP T.K. Rengarajan and others took part.

Notwithstanding various agitations, the party said that Dalit Christians were deprived of their rights. Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission report had recommended Scheduled Caste status for Dalit Christians.

Though the Central Government had tabled the report in the Parliament after several agitations, it was hesitant to execute it, the party alleged. The Dalit Christians suffered a lot as a religious minority and on the basis of their community. Without losing any more time, the Centre should include them in the SC list, it said.

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