Protest demonstrations in Jammu against conversions of Buddhists
The protestors told that they had assembled here against the forcible conversion of 26 persons of Buddhists community at Padam, Zanskar in Kargil district of Ladakh region. They alleged that the Buddhists have been experiencing persecution from the majority community which may refer to beating, torture, forcible conversions or execution.
The Civil Society of Jammu has also come in support of the Buddhists of Ladakh region against their forcible conversions and have taken strong exception to the statements of Hurriyat Conference and other separatist leaders and asked them not to meddle into affairs of the people of Ladakh region, especially the Buddhists community.
The students from Zanskar also participated in the protest demonstrations against the alleged forcible conversions of the members of 6 families of Buddhists.
The students threatened to launch an agitation to support their relatives and demanded deployment of army at Zanskar town. They also blamed the administration and made serious allegations that the police deployed in those areas is in hand in glove with the majority community who always try to dominate Buddhist community as it hardly takes any action against persons of majority community who are involved in confiscating or destruction of their property, or in the incitement of hatred toward Buddhists.
While speaking on the occasion Stanzin Yongdus of Youth of Zanskar said that the working of the officials posted in those areas is not fair and transparent as it is only because of their connivance and support these kinds of activities are going on in those areas since many years. He told that in Zanskar, although Buddhists are in majority in some areas, yet they have been facing unabated harassment in the hands of other Community, and when anyone brings this into the notice of the administration, no action is ever taken against the people involved.
Ashwani Chrungoo, President of Panun Kashmir said that the Buddhists Associations, especially Buddhists Spiritual Heads should have raised this issue by now in
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Others who spoke on the occasion included Jagdish Dogra, President Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Surinder Choudhary, Gen. Secretary BJYM, Stanzin Paksang of Youth of Zanskar, Madhav Vaid of Bajrang Dal and Deepak of Hindu Jagaran Manch.
Prominent persons present in the protest demonstrations included Surinder Mohaan Aggarwal, President BABA Yatri Niyas, Dr. Shyam Lal Gupta,
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