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Converted to Christianity

Meerut Dec. 25. About 125 Dalits, including 15 women and five children, today converted to Christianity during a special Christmas prayer at a church. The conversion of the Dalits from Sikhara village of the district, led by one Dharam Pal Saini, was held at St. Joseph Cathedral here.

Mr. Saini said they decided to convert after the upper caste people did not allow them to install a statue of B.R. Ambedkar in the village.