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Odisha officials ‘nudge’ Dalit family to convert !

12, May 2015

Reported by Ranjan Rath
Rayagada, May 12:
While the scars of the ethnic violence in the backdrop of religious conversions in Kandhamal are yet to be fully wiped out, allegations of Odisha government officials nudging a Dalit family into religious conversion to avail the benefits of social welfare schemes is certain to put the government on the dock.
A Dalit BPL family from Rengalapadu village in Dunduli panchayat under Kolnara block has levelled serious charges against the Tehsildar and Block Development Officer (BDO) of luring them to convert to Christianity to have ‘good times’.

 

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