Letter and Leaflet sent to Government and Official Opposition

20 October 2014 Despite EHRC reports condemning caste discrimination and saying it ‘cannot be tolerated...

Oct 29 2014

Letter and Leaflet sent to Government and Official Opposition

by Meena Varma in News

20 October 2014

Despite EHRC reports condemning caste discrimination and saying it ‘cannot be tolerated and should be included in the protections against discrimination and harassment provided in the Equality Act 2010′ legislation in the UK making caste discrimination illegal is still pending until Spring 2015. Therefore a letter along with DSN-UK leaflets were sent to all members of Her Majesty’s Government and Her Majesty’s Official Opposition in an attempt to speed up the process.The letter points out the estimated 400,000 Dalits living in the UK and the disastrous impact this has on Dalit rights such as education and employment. The letter goes on to say the suspension of legislation until Spring 2015 resulting in Dalits’ rights continuing to be violated. To date, we have had no response from either Her Majesty’s Government or Her Majesty’s Official Opposition. Below are copies of the letters sent out to all members of Her Majesty’s Government and Her Majesty’s Official Opposition and the leaflet accompanying them

2014 DSN UK letter to HMG

2014 DSN UK letter to Shadow Cabinet

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