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Dalit killings in Nepal spark outrage over caste discrimination

Nepal protests

Kathmandu, NepalThomson Reuters Foundation Ever since the death of a young Dalit man killed along with five friends in what activists called a “caste-based massacre”, Nepalis have been taking to streets to demand an end to a form of discrimination that remains rife years after it was outlawed.  The protesters have not turned out in […]

Indian Catholic bishops reaffirm support of Dalits

Indian Catholic bishops have reaffirmed their support of the Dalits, also known as “untouchables”. Gathering in Bangalore for the assembly of the Indian Bishops’ Conference, Catholic news agency Fides reports that the bishops said the church should not only promote development programs and social inclusion of the Dalits, but is also called to a deeper understanding […]