A group of herders from Agra and nearby regions known as Dhangars held a protest saying the state government had done little for them in the way of education, employment, housing etc, and they did not even have a certificate saying they were Scheduled Caste. They threatened that if they were not given SC certificates within a month, they will convert en masse to Christianity. The state president of the Dhangars said they were declared a Scheduled Caste in 1950 and the high court had told the state government to issue certificates to them in 2006. The SC/ST commission had also directed the government to issue caste certificates to the community twice in 2008 and 2012, but nothing was forthcoming. He said they are now giving the government one month to certify them or else they will convert to Christianity.
Scheduled Caste group threatens to convert to Christianity !
31 Dec 2014 2:41:00 PM | Happens only in India