Christian priests to take out march against discrimination in Kerala

A group of Christianpriests will take out a march in the state capital on November18 to protest the alleged discrimination and denialof rightsagainst the community by the authorities.

The members of the Kerala Council of Churches (KCC), anecumenicalbody of churches in the southern state, willconduct the protest march from the Martyrs Column to theSecretariat, the administrativehub here.

A constituent member of the National Council of Churchesin India (NCCI), the KCC currently has 18 churches and theobjective of the body is tobring together the Churches andother Christian organizations for mutual consultation,assistance and cooperative action in all matters related toChristian endeavour.

In a press statement, the KCC urged to implement allpromises made in the election manifesto by the Left DemocraticFront (LDF).

Among the many demands it raised, the Council wanted thegovernment to adopt a stand favouring Dalit Christians in acase related to the reservation for the community and to setup a welfare board for the Christian religious teachers basedon the model of madrasa teachers, the statement added.


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