Thousands of the followers of Brahma have apparently had it with the racial/social bigotry of their religious brethren and have decided to join Buddhism in protest. Brahma has been conspicuously silent on the whole matter while human representatives are insisting that Buddhism is just another way to say Hinduism.
This latest conversion is considered the largest (estimates put the crowd at 5000) and goes back to Bhimrao Ambedkar’s conversion 50 years ago also in protest of the Hindu “untouchables” dogma and the Indian caste system.
What I haven’t been able to find out is if this actually changes anything for those who convert as it relates to their dealings with Hindus. It seems strange that a simple ceremony can absolve you of the burden of the One True Religion™ places on you for the misfortune of your birth.