Category Archives: anti-discrimination law

Caste, critique and colonial consciousness: A response to Meena Dhanda

The article at this link is a response to Meena Dhanda’s article “Anti-castism and misplaced nativism: Mapping caste as an aspect of race” in the July/August 2015 issue of the British based journal Radical Philosophy. It proclaims itself to be the … Continue reading

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Why the British government should repeal the caste provision in the Equality Act 2010

ACLC Update, July 2015, on the implementation of the caste provision in section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 The ACLC (Anti Caste Legislation Committee) was brought together as a group of organisations and individuals to fight against the provision … Continue reading

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Hindus and their vested interests: Caste and the National Secular Society

On 21 December 2014, the Sunday Times newspaper printed an article by the title “Cameron ‘blocks ban on caste bias’”. The article cites unnamed senior Whitehall sources who say that David Cameron has blocked a proposal to extend the discrimination … Continue reading

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Is caste already part of UK equality law?

This comment summarizes and offers some reflections on the case of Chandhok & Anor v Tirkey (Race Discrimination) [2014] UKEAT 0190_14_1912, decided on 19 December 2014. It is an early Christmas present for the Indian communities in Britain since it … Continue reading

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A House of Lords debate on poverty and caste discrimination in India: Continuing foreign interference in India’s internal affairs

A debate on poverty and caste discrimination in India took place in the British House of Lords on Wednesday 26 November 2014. While the debate ostensibly brought together the themes of poverty and caste, its implications range well beyond them … Continue reading

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UK caste discrimination legislation: Implications for Indian community organisations

The Equality Act 2010 creates a potential new ground of legal action for discrimination on grounds of ‘caste’. Section 9(5) of the Equality Act provides the power to make a statutory instrument for caste to be “an aspect of race”. … Continue reading

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Call out the Christian churches on the caste system

A Question for Short Debate (QSD) on poverty and caste discrimination in India has been scheduled for Wednesday 26 November in the British House of Lords. Lord Harries, a former Anglican Bishop and currently a Fellow and an Honorary Professor … Continue reading

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