On 14 October 2018, more than two thousand Dalits and people from Backward Class embraced Buddhism in Chhapra, Bihar. This event is significant for many reasons for Chhapra, the headquarters of Saran district. The city has now become a stronghold of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the political exile of Lalu Prasad. In addition, many cases of Dalit persecution have been reported in Saran district in recent years. In April this year, people with feudalistic designs vandalized the statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar at Dumersan Chowk, Mashrakh block. A similar incident took place near the Marhaura block office a month earlier, in March.
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