Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law – A Public Consultation


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Wherever Hindus have moved in the world, they have carried one thing with them, caste. No matter they leave almost everything behind in India while moving out of the country but one thing they always carry with them is caste. The UK Government is asking for public opinion on caste in UK and Equality Law so that the government can come up with laws to stop caste discrimination.

This consultation closes at 11:45 pm on 18 September 2017 so please fill your responses as soon as possible. Only the UK residents, please!

The consultation sets out the background for an understanding of caste in Great Britain, and invites views on what, if any, legislative exceptions may be necessary if the specific legislative route is chosen.

Summary

The Government Equalities Office is seeking views on caste in Great Britain and equality law.

Ways to respond

Respond online here.

or

Email to:

Caste.CONSULTATION@geo.gov.uk

Write to:

Caste consultation responses

Government Equalities Office

Department for Education

Sanctuary Buildings

Great Smith Street

London

SW1P 3BT

Overview

We are seeking your views on the most effective way to implement a legal ban on caste discrimination.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking your views on how best to ensure that there is appropriate legal protection against caste discrimination.

This ban could be applied:

a) by formally making caste an aspect of race in the Equality Act 2010 or

b) through developing case law in the courts and employment tribunals.

In either case, businesses and public authorities would have to consider caste discrimination in the same way they consider other aspects of race discrimination when dealing with employees, customers or service users.

We want to hear from members of those communities who may encounter caste discrimination in their daily lives as well as the wider public, businesses, service providers educational and other institutions, and public authorities.

Read this document for more details.

Source – GOV.UK

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    Dr A K Biswas

    I wrote on this an article, “Can Great Britain discipline caste supremacists?” which appeared in Mainstream Delhi. The same may be seen at http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article7106.html
    The Hindu supremacists and conspiracists want to turn UK into an annexe of India and play dirty caste game.
    Great Britain never ever supported caste system in Indian colonial era for over two centuries.
    If they do so now, whole world will condemn the British nation as a sanctuary for discrimination because the Hindus wanted it that way despite opposition from more numerous British dalits.

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