Central government opposes plea in Supreme Court seeking Scheduled Caste benefits for Dalit converts to Christianity, Islam

"There no authentic data to suggest that the oppressive environment which existed in Hindu society for hundreds of years qua scheduled castes also existed in Christian or Islamic society," an affidavit by Centre said.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Central government has told the Supreme Court that there is no authentic data to suggest that Dalit Christians or Muslims have suffered the same oppressive environment like Dalit Hindus and, hence, cannot claim benefits which Scheduled Castes are entitled to [CPIL vs Union of India].

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