Dalit activists embrace Buddhism as protest against Gundlupet attack
Progressive activists and Dalits turned up in large numbers at Gundlupet town in Chamarajanagar district on Tuesday to condemn the incident of a Dalit youth being thrashed, stripped and paraded naked.
Hundreds of protesters reached the town in a ‘padayatra’ from Sri Shaneshwaraswamy Temple, about 3 km from the town where the incident occurred, to the venue of the meeting near the old bus-stand.
At the protest, the Dalits embraced Buddhism and vowed to follow Buddhist principles. Buddhist monks administered the oath.…
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