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KOLKATA, INDIA, April 10, 2001: The Dalai Lama on Monday said the proposed mass conversion of one million Indian Dalits ("untouchables") to Buddhism on October 14 would give those embracing the religion an equal standing in society. "I am always expressing, telling and sharing with new Buddhists, particularly those from so-called lower castes, that taking to Buddhism should not result in resentment among other religions. If some people from India follow the dharma, it is good. After all, I describe Buddhism and Hinduism as twin brothers and sisters," he said.