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"Dalits Are Treated Worse Than Animals, Dogs, Snakes"

"Dalits Are Treated Worse Than Animals, Dogs, Snakes"
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What's the idea behind conversions?
The basic idea is to liberate people from bondage. Hinduism theoretically justifies discrimination. Dalits are treated worse than animals, dogs, snakes. The Jhajjar lynching was rejoiced by the VHP workers the following day. What's the point in remaining with a religion where an animal is more important than a human being? Through conversions we are sending a message, particularly to outfits like the Bajrang Dal and the VHP, that if they continue the way they are they will be destroyed.

Does conversion really help improve the lot of Dalits?
Definitely. Conversion to Buddhism has already given a separate political and social identity to the Dalits in Maharashtra. Though politically they might not be united, culturally and socially they are far ahead. They don't feel inferior.

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