Category Archives: Islam

Enduring religion in the Kashmir conflict

That the conflict over Kashmir is religious seems self-evident to most people who care to talk about it. Opposing sides fundamentally agree the conflict has a religious character. US President Trump may have summed it up when he said, “Kashmir … Continue reading

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Is Yoga Hindu?

In this article, Chaitra, MS and Prakash Shah argue that the claim, “Yoga is Hindu”, creates more problems than it solves as it leads us into the blind alley of identity politics. The full article can be read at this … Continue reading

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Intellectuals and the Indian traditions

Indian traditions are not infrequently called into question, critiqued, stereotyped, suppressed and negatively affected in many other ways. In fact, one may say that it is a general part of the experience of someone who follows the Indian traditions. The … 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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UK caste discrimination legislation: Implications for business and employers

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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Toleration: Opportunities and Strains of a Historic European Ideal

Read here: Synergy Magazine of the European Law Students’ Association, No. 56  

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Response to two Reports on Caste by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

The following text is a response by a number of signatory Indian organisations in Britain to two academic reports commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The Reports, Caste in Britain: Socio-legal Review (Research Report 91) and Caste … Continue reading

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