By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent,
New Delhi, 8 August 2015 : Police detained around 45 Dalit men from Haryana when right wing extremists (VHP) attacked their them after they declared their conversion to Islam here on Saturday afternoon. While the police allegedly let off the attackers and took away Dalit converts to Tughalaqbad police station in the name of providing them safety. Dalit men and women, who hail from Bhagana village in Hissar district of Haryana, came all along to the national capital to discard their ancestral religion in protest against continued atrocities upon them heaped by the caste Hindus.
The conversion and protest programme held at Jantar Mantar area which just a furlong away from the national parliament. All the Dalits, who embraced Islam, said with firm belief that they will remain steadfast in their new faith as Islam strictly preaches human equality and respect to its followers. They all recited Kalimah Shahada loudly to join the fold of Islam and also offered Namaz publicly.
Talking to Muslim Mirror Satish Kajla a protester from Bhagana said that ‘they we will never return to Hindu religion again as being Hindu means permanent humiliation, and they no more want to be humiliated at any cost.
Explaining the pathetic situation which forced them to come to Delhi Virendra Singh Bagoria of Bhagana Sangharsh Samiti, who also converted to Islam today said . “We were forced to leave our village on 21 May 2012 as our life had become miserable – barbers were not cutting our hair, facing problems while travelling. Our kids were removed from schools, we were pushed out of temples, denied using pond, general stores. Khap panchayat warned that whoever maintains relations with us he will be slapped with a fine of Rs 1100,”
Ramphal Jangda, Jagdish Kajla and Manoj Kumar also expressed the same feelings when asked about their returning back to Hinduism once their demands were met.
When Muslim Mirror quizzed many of them, they said they will die but not leave the new faith. Young Monica Bangaria a Delhi University student who also hails form Bhagana told the Muslim Mirror, that her community members were impressed by the equality in Muslim society. When she was reminded that even many Muslims