National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights
is an Indian
non-party based secular platform with offices in 14 states of the country. The objectives of NCDHR are the following: (1) to hold the State accountable for all Human Rights violations committed against Dalits; (2) to sensitize civil society by raising visibility of the Dalit problem; and (3) to render justice to Dalit victims of discrimination and violence. Their manifesto declares that they mean to fight Casteism
and discrimination in countries where they allege that such things are prevalent, such as India
, Burkina Faso
, and Sri Lanka
. Their website states:
In 2007 the organisation was awarded the Rafto Prize
for its work in improving the lives of Dalits in India.
Allegations and Criticism
There have been allegations of spreading communalism
, the stereotyping and scapegoating of non-Christian religions and forced conversions
to Christianity in IndiaFreston, Paul, "Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa and Latin America", page 87, Cambridge University Press
, ISBN 0-521-80041-2. They feature articles and endorsements by controversial figures such as VT Rajshekhar
It is a partner of the Christian-Aid organization.