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DNDEL14116 | 1/12/2018 | Author : Anand Mishra | WC :463 | India



New Delhi: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan in a conversation with DNA talks about Dalit upsiring in the country. Excerpt from the interview:

What is your view on the incidents of Dalit uprising, first in Una, then in UP and Maharashtra?
As long as casteism remains, such incidents will keep happening. Earlier generations (of Dalits) used to adjust, but the new generation is not ready to compromise. They are ready to fight for honour. Whenever any religion came to India, people converted in block and most of those, who converted to either Islam or Christianity were from OBC and Dalit communities. Baba Saheb Ambedkar chose to embrace Buddhism.
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