In Delhi, hundreds of Hindus have converted to Buddhism, which has infuriated the BJP. The party’s Delhi unit chief Adesh Gupta, on October 7 went door-to-door accusing the Aam Aadmi Party, its leader Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s chief minister, and cabinet minister Rajendra Pal Gautam of disrespecting Hindu gods. He held press conferences, made an appearance on the evening news, and also reported Kejriwal and Gautam to the police.
On Tuesday, a large-scale ritual when Dalits who had previously practised Hinduism were converted to Buddhism in honour of Vijayadashami, which was being observed as Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din by Dr. B R Ambedkar’s followers. There were roughly 10,000 attendees during the event. The AAP minister was also a part of the event.
Rajratna Ambedkar, the head of the Buddhist Society of India, may be seen offering the guests three vows in a little video that BJP leaders have been disseminating from that event. These three commitments were:
I shall have no faith in Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara, nor shall I worship them.
I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna, who are believed to be incarnation of God, nor shall I worship them.
I shall have no faith in Gauri, Ganapati and other gods and goddesses of Hindus, nor shall I worship them.
इतना हिंदू विरोधी क्यों है AAP ? हिंदू धर्म के ख़िलाफ़ शपथ ले भी रहे है और दिला भी रहे है ये aap के मंत्री #HinduVirodhikejriwal pic.twitter.com/uGeph1m9q6
— Manoj Tiwari 🇮🇳 (@ManojTiwariMP) October 7, 2022
These three vows are part of the 22 vows that Ambedkar famously gave to his lakhs of followers on 14 October 1956 when he renounced Hinduism and converted to Buddhism with his followers.
Meanwhile, The Centre has formed a commission led by former CJI KG Balakrishnan to investigate the issue of granting Scheduled Caste status to new people who claim to have “historically” belonged to the Scheduled Castes but have changed to a faith other than those listed in the Presidential decrees.
This is not conversion at all. This is just an act of Ghar Waapsi to where these people really belong to. What if these people gather India wide for Haq Waapsi?