//500 Dalits convert to Buddhism

500 Dalits convert to Buddhism

Muzaffarnagar (UP), June 3 (PTI): As many as 500 Hindu dalits reportedly converted to Buddhism at a ceremony supervised by the Buddhist Society of India in Saharanpur district.

According to Acharya Pragya, divisional incharge of the Society, 500 Hindu dalits were converted to Buddhism at a religious gathering in Ambola village yesterday.

He claimed close to 5000 dalits have converted to Buddhism in the past couple of months in western Uttar Pradesh.