2.3 % of Indian population are Christians and 60% of Christians are Dalits. Converted to escape caste system.
just like Muslims not covered under reservation and not under prevention of atrocities act or any SC benefit in welfare education election. Mostly in South India.
Dalit Christian liberation movement demands reservation. Hindu fundamentalist opposite. catholic bishops conference noted their discrimination, separate feast, separate Graves and harassment by other Christians
National Commission of religious and linguistic minorities under Raghunath Mishra argued for reservation of Christian and Muslim dalit. But National Commission on SC ST rejected the demand.
Robinson 2010 noted Christian Reddy marriage with same caste rather than the dalits.
Dogar 2000. Manual scavenging present
Patil 2010 lower social economic status in Gujarat
But still better than other than its because in rural areas 62% literacy while Hindu the lips 52%. 85% literacy in urban areas and Hindu dalit 70%.
Poverty rates. Hindu dalit 32% Christian 23% Muslim 35% Buddhist 40%.