In this interesting 1958 decision
, the Bombay High Court discusses the legal consequences of Ambedkar’s mass conversions to Buddhism. The event in question took place in Nagpur in 1956. Following the event, a Bombay Dalit MLA’s election was challenged on the ground he was no longer a Hindu. The High Court rejects the challenge on the ground that the conversion declarations were not legally binding. The MLA’s election is saved.