http://ncci1914.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/nccilogo.png 227 211 Neelam Gaikwad http://ncci1914.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ncci-header.png Neelam Gaikwad2014-07-09 14:39:422016-08-29 14:41:48Govt Attorney prepares to file the reply on the Dalit Christian reservation issue in the Supreme Court of India.
SC status issue of Dalit Christians’ case came for hearing in the Supreme Court of India on 8th July 2014. The Government attorney asked for two weeks time for the new Central Government to file the reply. The case may be listed after two weeks.
Mr. Prashant Bhushan (Centre for Public Interest Litigation) put forward the pertinent point that that Sikhism and Buddhism do not recognise caste system but they were given SC status. Christianity also does not recognise caste system but since the Dalit Christians are living in the larger society where the caste system is practiced they should be given SC status. Advocates Mr. Franklin Caesar Thomas, Ms. Tehmina, Ms. Loregin, Mr. Aristotle, Sr. Sneha were present in the court on our behalf.
Rev. Sunil Raj Philip,
Executive Secretary,Commission on Dalits,National Council of Churches in India
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