Why does Dalits need to suffer even at 21st century?

Topic started by utaman@hotmail.com (@ on Mon Oct 28 01:45:01 .
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Families of five Dalits, killed on October 15 in Dulina village of Jhajjar district, have embraced Buddhism as a mark of protest against Hinduism at a rally organised by the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations here.

Addressing the rally, Udit Raj, chairman of the All India Confederation of SC/ST organisations said the families of the five victims decided to convert into Buddhism to renounce the system and its cruel heirarchy.

He said the hardline stance of VHP Vice President Acharya Giriraj Kishore and his statements were forcing Dalits to renounce Hinduism.

''The VHP, Bajrang Dal and RSS and their so-called leaders are forcing the Dalits across the country to convert into different religions,'' Udit Raj said.

The guilty had not been brought to justice by the government which showed that it was anti-Dalit, he charged.

''It was only after our intervention that the State government increased the compensation amount and announced a package of Rs 5,00,000 each to the families of those killed,'' he said.

Dalits had been supressed by the upper caste Hindus since the Vedic times and today they were left with no other option to abandon Hinduism in search of a dignified life, he alleged.

Lambasting the critics of conversion, he said, ''It is wrong to accuse the Muslims and the Christians of conversion. The age-old traditions of Hinduism is forcing the downtrodden masses to renounce their religion.''

Terming conversion as a healthy process, Udit Raj said, ''Converting from one's existing religion to another leads to a change of thought.''


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