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Low caste party in India takes control of state

By September 17, 2007

India
(MNN) — Gospel For Asia reports that a low-caste political party in India won state
assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. That's good news for the large percentage of Dalits and low castes who
reside there.

Already, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has directed
officials to initiate strict action against all those who disrupt law and order
and destroy public properties.

According to GFA, over the next five years, the Bahujan Samaj Party's
(BSP)
leader, Mayawati Naina Kumari, is
promising to increase education for Dalits, maintain religious freedom, and
uphold their justice. 

Their example brings hope to many beleaguered Christians
because Uttar Pradesh is also one of the most
influential states in Indian politics, boasting several of India's Prime Ministers.

Shortly after the BSP took an
unexpected sweep in the elections, many political analysts praised the shift as
a good one for the state of Uttar Pradesh. 

With the promise of increased education and opportunities for the
Dalits, as well as the continued backing of the political party for religious
freedom, change will be inevitable for the party who will likely benefit the
most.

GFA leaders ask for prayer that the Lord will continue to
work in the hearts of the Dalits, giving them hope not only for this life but
the life to come as well. Meanwhile, GFA will continue its outreach ministry for the Dalit
children.

Their Bridge
of Hope program has more
than 42,000 children enrolled, giving them an education, meeting physical
needs, and sharing with them the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

GFA is also sharing the love of Christ with the
Dalits through adult literacy programs and parenting classes. Hundreds of
churches planted, filled with new Christians praising Jesus for true freedom
found only in Him. Click here if you
want to help.

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