India, Andhra Pradesh: Dalit Christians Included in Scheduled Castes

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed a resolution supporting the inclusion of Dalit Christians in the Schedule Castes list and resolved to request the federal government to amend the Constitution so that they can enjoy equal political rights and socio-economic and educational benefits as all other Scheduled Castes.

State Minister D Manikya Varaprasad said it was up to Parliament to amend the Constitution as the state Legislative Assembly could only pass a resolution.

All parties except the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party BJP and the Lok Satta Party supported the resolution.

Source: UCANews

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