ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 52

Buddhism woos another 100,000 Dalits
Buddhist monks pray during an International Conference on World Peace and Humanistic Buddhism in Mumbai, 26 May 2007. Some 100,000 Dalits (low-caste Hindus) from tribal and backward communities in the western Indian state of Maharashtra are expected to visit the financial capital yesterday to convert to Buddhism. Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is scheduled to attend the mass conversion. AFP
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