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Dalits threaten to convert to Islam over denial of haircut

MUMBAI: As the low-caste Hindus continue to suffer at the hands of the upper castes, the Dalits of Moradabad district in Uttar Pardesh- the most populous state of India- have threatened to convert to Islam if Hindus of other castes wouldn’t treat them with dignity, Indian media reports said. After facing years of discrimination, the Valmiki community in Sambhal district has decided to rise in rebellion against the unfair rules set by the upper castes as it has announced intention to embrace Islam. Recently, the issue…