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Conversion at Jantar Mantar: Some families back home say they ‘had no other option’

10, Aug 2015

Around 100 Dalit families claim to have converted to Islam at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday, to protest alleged discrimination by dominant Jats at Bhagana village, around 15 km from Hisar city.
Written by Srishti Choudhary | Bhagana | Updated: August 11, 2015 5:33 am
The Dalit families of Bhagana village who returned home on Monday say they will never be Hindus again as they have faced nothing but discrimination in the religion. Around 100 Dalit families claim to have converted to Islam at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday, to protest alleged discrimination by dominant Jats at Bhagana village, around 15 km from Hisar city.
The community, constituting a little less than half of the total population of 3,000 in the village, has for the past four years been protesting the alleged discrimination and police inaction against those accused of molesting girls from their community.

 

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