Una’s dalit flogging victims, along with 300 others, quit Hinduism
NEW DELHI: The four dalits who were flogged in 2016 for skng a dead cow today converted to Buddhism along with about 300 others, to prest caste-based atrocities and discrimination.
Earlier this week, the four dalits and their family members were again threatened by the alleged accused after they announced their decision to renounce Hinduism.
Some 300 Dalits including family members of Una flogging victims, embrace Buddhism
Today, the victims and 45 members of their family embraced Buddhism at a ceremony in their native village Mota Sdhiy, 15 km from Una.
Talking to TOI over phone, Sarvaiya said, “It’s been over two years now that our sons were brutally flogged. However, till date, the state go nment has not extended any kind of help such as land or go nment jobs. Moreover, we haven’t got justice still and all the accused are on bail now.”
“After this in dent, there was an uprising among the dalits. Though we became symbolic of atrocities on dalits after the in dent, we continued to face discrimination. Members of our own community told us that why were we still adhering to a re gion even after tolerating so much. Even today, we shiver whenever we see the video of flogging,” Sarvaiya added.
“We have been forced to convert our re gion because we think it would lend a momentum to the dalit uprising that was witnessed after the flogging in dent. Other dalits too, who are silently suffering tortures, will also have to embrace Buddhism sooner or later,” he said.
Heavy security arrangement was made in and around the village along with Una town in wake of the threats that two of the brothers had received around four days ago by one of the 43 accused in flogging in dent. Gir-Somnath superintendent of police Hitesh Joisar, five other deputy SPs from three districts were deployed to avert any tension or untoward in dent.
大约四天前，鞭打事件43名嫌疑犯之一对受害者中的2名兄弟进行了威胁，随后警方在村庄内、周围以及乌纳镇都安排了严密的安保措施。警方派出Hitesh Joisar Gir-Somnath警察局的警长以及来自另外三个地区的五名副警长，以避免发生任何紧张局势或不幸事故。
Vashram and his brothers were flogged and paraded half naked by gau rakshaks in July 2016. The in dent had sparked a massive uproar across the country and left dalit community fuming. It also triggered an angry dalit movement in Gujarat.
What happened in Una on July 11, 2016?
On July 11, 2016, four people belonging to dalit community were flogged in public by members of a cow vigilante group for allegedly skng a dead cow in Mota Sdhiy village near Una in Gir Somnath district.
The photos and video of the in dent had caused widespread national outrage after they went viral on social media
Rajesh-16 hours ago
Congress hires goons to act as cow vigilante. They do this to create a communal environment in the country. They know they cannot win ag inst Modi otherwise.
RAHUL FEROZE GHANDY
RAHUL FEROZE GHANDY-Pappus Paradise Italy-16 hours ago
ATLEAST THEY DID NOT CONVERT TO TERRORIST RELIGION
Muhammad The Butcher
Muhammad The Butcher-Humanity's Worst Enemey-16 hours ago
Buddhism does not allow eating of meat. So what do these Dalits eat after becoming Buddhists?
Long Live Modi Ji
Long live Modi ji-16 hours ago
This is another masterstroke by Modi ji. Because once dalits convert to Buddhism they will not get killed by Gau Rashaks as Buddhists are known to be vegetarians. Also this is a form of population bncing technique practiced by RSS during 1925 when they were fighting for fre m struggle to show secularism to the British empire.
Sntha Dalvi-15 hours ago
Hindus soon are going to loose their artificial Majority.
Aam Aadmi-15 hours ago
As there''s no concept of caste in Buddhism, reservation facility should not be extended to Dalits who have converted to boddh ,
Kirit-16 hours ago
I am Hindu and wish you Dalit brothers all the best and stay happy. I do not see any differences between Hinduism Buddhism Jains Shikhism etc., Except Is m and Chr tian''s. So stay happy with Buddhist brothers and you are still our brothers.