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Indian Christians from the Depressed Castes Background and Challenges to Their Christian Identity

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This article discusses Indian Christians and the denial of justice in the form of government reservations and privileges. The birth of a new social consciousness among the depressed castes after their Christian conversion was attributed to the growth of education and occupational mobility where certain basic ideas of equality and upward social mobility worked in a progressive direction. However, upon achieving independence from foreign rule, and in subsequent political calculations, the welfare of Indian Christians has been hindered as they were not extended the same privileges that are enjoyed by depressed caste people from non-Christian faiths (Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist). Therefore, this article details the denial of social justice to Indian Christians from Dalit backgrounds and calls for a redefinition of the concept of social justice to remove all inequalities and provide equal opportunities for all citizens irrespective of which religion that they choose to follow.“Indian Christians and Challenges to the Indian Christian Identity” 论述了印度基督教徒和政府以保留和特权的形式对公义的否定。这些受压抑的社会下等人改信基督教后,诞生的新的社会意识归因于教育和职业流动性的增长,即某些基本的平等观念和向上社会流动性正逐步向前推进。然而,从外国统治和政治算计的巨大机制下实现独立后,印度基督教徒的福利倍受阻碍,因为他们并没得到如他们同类但非持基督教信仰(印度教、锡克教和佛教)的人享有的特权。因此,本文详细介绍了对达利背景的印度基督教徒的社会公义的剥夺,并对社会公义的概念重新定义,即是消除一切不平等,不论人们选择遵循哪个宗教,所有公民都该提供平等的机会。El artículo “Indian Christians and Challenges to the Indian Christian Identity” trata sobre los cristianos de la India y de cómo algunas prácticas y privilegios gubernamentales son una denegación de justicia. El nacimiento de una toma de conciencia social dentro de las castas más bajas convertidas al cristianismo se atribuyó a un crecimiento de la educación y a una movilidad ocupacional donde ciertas ideas básicas de igualdad y movilidad social ascendente produjeron un desarrollo progresivo.Sin embargo, al lograr la independencia de la dominación extranjera, y en el amplio mecanismo de cálculos políticos, el bienestar de los cristianos de la India se ha visto obstaculizado ya que no se les concedieron los mismos privilegios que disfrutan sus conciudadanos de castas más bajas pertenecientes a la fe no cristiana (Hindú, sikh y budista).Por lo tanto, este artículo detalla la denegación de justicia social a los cristianos de la población dalit de la India y propone una redefinición del concepto de justicia social para eliminar todas las desigualdades y posibilitar igualdad de oportunidades para todos los ciudadanos, sea cual fuera la religión que elijan.This article is in English.

Affiliations: 1: Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi santim2002@gmail.com

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