US Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to introduce resolution to protect Dalits from discrimination

UK Government - PLEASE TAKE NOTE WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of the April 14 birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar,...

Apr 11 2014

US Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to introduce resolution to protect Dalits from discrimination

by Meena Varma in News

UK Government – PLEASE TAKE NOTE

WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of the April 14 birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a freedom fighter for the Dalit people, the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that Norton will introduce  a resolution when Congress returns from recess condemning Dalit untouchability, the practice of birth-descent discrimination against Dalit people, which is still widely practiced in India, Nepal, the Asian diaspora and other South Asian nations, and calling on these countries to recognize the human rights of the Dalit people and end all forms of untouchability within their borders.

http://norton.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/norton-to-introduce-resolution-calling-on-congress-to-condemn