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    USA: Washington D.C.

    "by not allowing the caste based discrimination, you are going against the world opinion, no matter whatever may be your convoluted logic."

    Washington DC Protesters

    Dear friends, all over the globe, Greetings from Washington, D.C. – Nation's Capital.

    This report is about a very vociferous, high spirited crowd of people who gathered in front of Indian Embassy here on July 3.About 20-25 gathered from D.D., Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, including dalits, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Afro-Americans, men, women and children to make a statement to the Indian Government. The group gathered to tell the Indian government that "by not allowing the caste based discrimination, you are going against the world opinion, no matter whatever may be your convoluted logic."

    Mr.Isai, Mr. P. D. John who is a spokesperson for the Federation of Indian American Christian organizations of North America, honoured us by joining us a press-statement in support of Dalit issue i.e. the Dalit issue must be discussed at the next U.N. Conference World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance,in Durban South Africa.

    There was a representative from National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., Church World Service Washington D.C. office.

    With Bullhorn, slogans were directed to the Indian Embassy, like "Indian caste system is racism", Indian Government, Shame!! Shame!!", "Indian Apartheid must GO", etc. Everybody was in high gear and unparalleled enthusiasm was clearly obvious

    We all went together to the Indian Embassy and submitted a copy of press release, which had a Memorandum to an Indian Security officer. Later on I met the Head of the Chancery and appraised him verbally on our concerns to be transmitted to the Indian Govt. He was very kind and polite to us. Memoranda were given to Indian Ambassador Hon. Lalit Man Singh, Prime Minister Hon. Atal Behari Vajpayee and Hon. President of India K.R.Narayanan SAHEB.

    Posted on 2001-07-18
     
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