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Re: Dalits and Christian Dalits

[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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The discussion on this subject seems to have ignored one important
During my last trip to India, I had an opportunity to discuss this very
question with some of my Dalit friends.  Practically all of them were
against the idea of extending the reservations presently applicable to
Dalits  to Christian Dalits.

Their reason: The Christians are so WELL ORGANIZED through their
and missionary organizations, unlike the Hindu Dalits , that the
will be able to corner most of the benefits and the Hindus will be left
and dry. This will also act as a POWERFUL  incentive for Dalits to get
converted to Christianity and add to social tensions.

I think this is an argument not be treated lightly.

Ram Narayanan

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