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Religion conversion by Dalit

Caste Disabilities Removal Act 1850 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia = Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svgAn Act for extending the principle of section 9, Regulation VII, 1832, of the Bengal Code throughout the Territories subject to the Government of the East India CompanyEnacted byGovernor-General of India in CouncilDate enacted11 April 1850Date assented to11 April 1850The Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850, also Act XXI of 1850, was a law passed in British India under East India Company rule, that abolished all laws affecting the rights of persons converting to another religion or caste. The new Act allowed Indians who converted from one religion to another religion equal rights under no law, especially in the case of inheritance. TextACT No. XXI Of 1850[11 April 1850.]An Act for extending the principle of section 9, Regulation VII, 1832, of the Bengal Code throughout the Territories subject to the Government of the East India Company.1Preamble. WHEREAS it is enac…

Dalit Right

 The Episcopal Diocese of New York India Network, 2016 
Dalits By Rev. Joshua Samuel PhD  Candidate in Systematic Theology Union Theological Seminary, New York City 
Who are the Dalits?
Dalits refers to over 450 communities in India (and South Asia) who are considered to be untouchables. Dalit – from the Sanskrit root dal meaning ‘broken’ or ‘crushed’ - is a name that these communities have chosen for themselves instead of humiliating or patronizing epithets like “untouchables” ‘harijans.’ By renaming themselves as Dalits, these communities have sought to affirmatively consolidate themselves, forthrightly speak about their sufferings, and assertively claim their rightful liberation. As it has been noted by several human rights organizations across the globe including the UN, Dalits face some of the worst forms of discrimination and marginalization in the world. But before looking at the sufferings of the Dalits and their means and modes of resistance, it is essential to be aware of the fou…