NEW DELHI: 12 Aug 2014
The Constitution (Scheduled Caste) order 1950 was signed on 10th of August 1950 by the then President of India which says that “No person who professes a religion other than Hinduism shall be deemed to be a member of the Scheduled Caste”. This order is against the Secular nature (Preamble of the Constitution) of the country, against Article 14 (Equality before law), Article 15 (Prohibition of discrimination of any citizen on ground of only religion), Article 25 (Freedom of Conscience and free to profess any religion, Article 26 (Equality before the law and equal protection of the law) and against the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which India is a party.
That is why the Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslism observe August 10 as Black Day throughout India.
Today the Social Democratic Party of India-SDPI National Secretary Rafiq Jabbar Mulla and Delhi Pradesh President Advocate Aslam Ahmed participated in the meeting held for the purpose of observing the black and the massive gathering that raised slogans against the government’s silence over the implementation of the reports submitted by different commissions clearly recommending that the Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims should be included in the Scheduled Caste list.
The protesters held that the “Constitution Scheduled Caste Order 1950 Para 3 is unconstitutional and it is a black letter written outside the Constitution introduced through the back door by an executive order” and demanded that this be disposed of in the interest of the justice to the people of the country.
The meeting and protest demonstration were organized at the office f the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), Delhi.
They also demanded that the union government should come forward to resolve the issue immediately without further delay and that the union government should give appropriate answer to the query of the Supreme Court based on the recommendations of Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission’s report.