Dalits from Haryana threaten to convert to Buddhism

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HISAR: ( HARYANA): A Dalit organisation in Haryana has alleged that people from the community in Hisar district’s Bhatla village are being socially boycotted by members of the upper castes and have threatened to convert to Buddhism.
During a recent protest at the Hansi mini-secretariat, they had demanded strict action in the matter.
The community has been facing social boycott since July last year, and police officials and members of the village’s ‘Bhaichara Samiti’ (peace committee) have not helped in resolving the issue, Bhatla Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (BDSS) president Balwan Singh claimed.
Due to the social boycott in the village, people are being forced to sell their animals and they are being deprived of employment, Raj Kumar, a Dalit, said.
Even the water and power supply in the Dalit locality is being interrupted for the last three months, he claimed