India - Jesuits support the dalits' struggle for land
Forty dalit families (from the Musahar community) in the state of Bihar were allotted homestead land in 2004 by the state government but were never granted possession of it. The dalits, together with a few Jesuits in Patna province, organized themselves to demand possession of the land from the district administration. On 13th February, when they tried to occupy the land with the support of the police and administration, they faced much opposition from the upper castes who did not want the dalits to have their own land. The struggle of the people goes on partially without achieving the target. Read more...