This is amazing. Thanks be to God.
An estimated 50,000 Hindus are seeking baptism in order to become Christians.
According to a Friday report in AsiaNews, over 200 Dalits met in secret last week in the Surkhet district of western Nepal. They discussed the Hindu caste system in place making their lives nearly impossible and the displeasure of being part of a religion they do not believe.
The Dalits are Hindus who are basically “nobodies” and labeled “untouchables.” The discrimination they face daily have drawn them to embrace Jesus Christ. They are the lowest in India’s caste system and can get severely beaten for petty incidents. The police will seldom intervene and complaints are ignored or never taken into account. Only one percent of individuals who commit crimes against Dalits are convicted.
“It is not only the question of the district of Surkhet, but it is symptomatic of the situation in the whole country,” said Dalit and former parliamentary activist Binod Pahadi. “There is a law against discrimination and for equality, but in practice there is a strong oppression of low caste people.”