Since they are Buddhists, I think it is important that people share the dhamma with them. I don't know if they have proper access to dhamma or not. For example, do they have access to dhamma books or computer , etc...freefall68 wrote:Dr. Ambedkar's decision to adopt Buddhism was partly political and partly spiritual. The same cannot be said about his followers who converted to Buddhism en masse. For most of them it was purely a political statement against caste oppression of Hinduism. It had nothing to do with the spirituality. They were happy to get a label other than Hinduism. Had Ambedkar converted to Islam, they would happily have become Muslims. In my interaction with Ambedkarite Buddhists, I have found very few of them actually interested in Buddhist spirituality.
I have heard that some of them had put in much time and effort to set up a vihara for their communities and yet people tear it down with the excuse that it is located on an area that is not allowed. However, close by a Hindu temple is also on unallowed area but is left standing. The women sometimes get gangraped for being Buddhist infront of the whole neighborhood and no one say anything . Some of them even became ordained as a bhikkhu but when they walk into a tea shop with other laypeople & monks, they only get verbal attack and are not allowed to be there .