Sept. 14: Pushing for the long-felt demand of dalit Christians in the country to extend benefits given to their brethren in the Hindu fold, IAS officer C. Umashankar said change of religion does not lift the social status of a dalit. Speaking to reporters in Tirunelveli on Tuesday, the TANSI managing director asserted that he has been a Christian for the past two years.
‘Such issues should be addressed after curbing atrocities against Dalits'
Pejawar seer had expressed concern that conversion is a threat to Hindu religion
MYSORE: Basavananda Maadara Channaiah Swamiji of Madiga community Gurupeetha in Chitradurga said here on Wednesday that it was not the time to discuss the issue of religious conversion, when life and dignity of the Dalits was under threat from upper-caste Hindus.