Dalit woman beaten for worshipping Laxmi Ma by Ambedkarists, forced to follow Buddhism

Nowadays, a video has been going viral in which a heinous incident is depicted, where a Hindu woman who worships Hindu deities is being subjected to violence in the name of the Ambedkarite ideology and pressured to convert to Buddhism.

If these allegations are true, it would be of grave concern and would mean that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the great social reformer and the architect of the Indian Constitution, is working contrary to the principles of social justice and equality proper.

The video shows a Hindu woman talking about her in-laws, who claim to follow the Buddhist religion. Disrespect towards Hindu deities is shown in front of her. The victim states that on the night of Diwali, she performed the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, which led to her being beaten by her sister-in-law.

She informed her parents about it, but her family tried to pacify her, saying that fights happen in every household and that things will get better. However, after a month, she was beaten again, and this continued to happen repeatedly. In addition to that, she was always asked what her in-laws had given her. Not only that, she was constantly reminded of what her in-laws had demanded, saying, “We asked for a car, they only gave us a Bullet, we needed more money.”

Distressed by all these incidents, the victim called the women’s helpline number 151 and filed a complaint, explaining the situation to the authorities. However, even in front of them, her mother-in-law abused her verbally. Her brother-in-law Jitendra and sister-in-law Prem Lata also assaulted her. The woman’s report has been registered, and the police have initiated an investigation.

Such incidents are extremely concerning and serve as a warning bell for society. Actions that disrespect casteism and Hindu deities in the name of fundamental ideologies of social justice and equality cannot be tolerated. It should be taken seriously, and there is a need for strict legal action to prevent such violence and ensure justice.

Sweta Dagar is an avid reader and writer. She hails from Bulandshahr (U.P) where she completed her formap education. She loves exploring varieties of topics that shape the public opinion at large. If you have any queries, feel free to contact her at [email protected].