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Indian Christians call for government investigation into discrimination

Catholic World News - February 10, 2011

The All Indian Christian Council, with the support of Archbishop Vincent Concessao of Delhi, is calling for the establishment of a government commission to document and combat discrimination against the nation’s Christians. The government set up a similar commission in 2006 to investigate discrimination against Muslims.

“We want the government to be aware of the marginalization of Christians in terms of poverty, land ownership, and education,” the council said in a statement. “The Dalit [untouchable] Christians suffer patent discrimination.”

1.6% of the nation’s 1.15 billion people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; 81% are Hindu, 13% are Muslim, and less than 1% are Protestant.

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