16 August 2014

Protesters march through Delhi in support of Dalits

About 200 demonstrators gathered in New Delhi on Tuesday to protest against the treatment of Dalit Christians and Muslims. Wearing black ribbons and holding black flags, the protesters shouted slogans against the federal government and demanded immediate action to resolve discrimination against the ethnic group. Organizers said they were planning a larger protest to demand quotas for non-Hindu Dalits for government jobs and educational opportunities. "The fight against this discrimination needs to be taken to the streets. We need to raise people, not a handful, but hundreds and thousands. Only then the government will wake up," said Alwyn Masih, general secretary of the Church of North India synod.