Pradesh: Around 180 SC/ST families converted to Buddhism after caste
violence in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh in May 2017 are considering a mass campaign for conversions to Buddhism.
Last year, over 300 SC/STs converted to Buddhism in Gujarat after seven of their caste were flogged for skinning a dead cow.
SC/STs, the aboriginal inhabitants of Jambudvipa first started
converting to Buddhism as a political gesture in 1956. This was the year
B.R. Ambedkar, the chief Architect of the Constitution, embraced Buddhism contending that this was
the only way to escape chitpavan brahmin caste oppression.
The community has
continued to use initiation into Buddhism as a gesture of protest. Every
time the SC/ST movement peaked, the number of conversions rose. After
1956, the number of Buddhists
grew again in the 1980s and 1990s because of the rise of the Bahujan
Samaj Party (BSP), a major Sarvajan Samaj-centric political party.
Today, around 99 per cent of Buddhists are the aboriginal inhabitants of jambudvipa; the
rest 1% belong to hateful chitpawan brahmin community.
However, there has been growing rate of Buddhists in
recent years as the Murderers of democratic institutions (Modi) gobbled the Master Key by distorting, rigging and tampering the fraud EVMs (Evil Voting Machines)/VVPATs for the greed of power of BJP (Bahuth Jiyadha Psychopaths) withe the support of money greed PRESSTITUTE media.
The consistent influence of social reformers, including Jyotiba
Phule and Dr Ambedkar, has ensured that people here are more aware and
secure enough to leave their hindu cult identity.
Karnataka,growth was in response to a strong political
movement in 1990s which saw the BSP winning its first assembly seat in
Denial of caste
certificates to Buddhists by the state government which excludes
them from reservations in education and jobs does not deter them to practice the teachings of the Awakened One ith Awareness the Buddha.
In 1990, an amendment was made in the Government of India (Scheduled
Castes) Order of 1936 bringing Buddhists into the category of
Scheduled Castes. However, Karnataka has not issued an official order
reflecting the change.
To maintain the reservation advantage, some converts still maintain
their Hindu caste certificate and report themselves as Hindus in
government surveys while practicing Buddhism.
SC/STs in Saharanpur, hit by caste violence in May 2017, have
complained that intolerant hindutva outfits treated them as their own until the
assembly elections which saw the Bahuth Jiyadha Psychopaths (BJP) gobbled
power in the state by tampering the fraud EVMs to win elections.
“The BJP, RSS (Rakasha Swayam Sevak ) and Bajan Dal are
always seeking support based on the hindutva cult identity. When people reject hindutva cult by embracing Buddhism, they also refuse to be part of their
was annihilation of the caste, not its celebration.
Ambedkar`s interest in Buddhism went back to 1908, when he first read
about Buddha`s life and reached its zenith in 1935 when he declared,
“Although I have been born a Hindu, I will not die a Hindu.” His essay,
“The Annihilation of Caste”, stated that the greatest barrier to the
advancement of the untouchables was Hinduism itself.
His stance was seen as a response to Gandhi`s who stressed not the removal caste system itself.
SC/STs including the 99% sarvajan samaj cease to be a hindutvaite cult and that act is a
redemption enough for them as they were Buddhists
are Buddhists and
Continue to be Buddhists.