Reports and Media

Here is a list of policy reports and a selection of stories that have appeared in the UK mainstream media, confirming the existence of caste-based discrimination in Great Britain.

Caste Discrimination and Harassment in Great Britain (2010)
by Hilary Metcalf and Heather Rolfe

The Government commissioned National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), an independent research body to investigate Caste Discrimination in Great Britain. The report found strong evidence of caste-based discrimination in the areas to be covered by the Equality Act 2010.
Download Caste Discrimination and Harassment in Great Britain

Equality and Human Rights Commission Reports on Caste in Britain (2014)

(1) Caste in Britain: Socio-legal Review
(2) Caste in Britain: Experts’ Seminar and Stakeholders’ Workshop
both by Meena Dhanda, David Mosse, Annapurna Waughray and others

On 28 February 2014, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published two independent research reports from the project Caste in Britain confirming the undeniable existence of caste discrimination in Britain in areas covered by the Equality Act 2010.

Download Caste in Britain: Socio-legal Review
Download Caste in Britain: Experts’ Seminar and Stakeholders’ Workshop

Stories of caste based discrimination in the UK media

Why is the U.K. thinking of anti-caste law?
Vidya Ram, AUGUST 05, 2017 19:43 IST

UK lawmaker says legislation to outlaw caste-based discrimination ‘unnecessary, divisive’
Prasun Sonwalkar, Jul 30, 2017 17:41 IST, Hindustan Times, London

Hindu Groups in UK Hit Back at British Government’s Plans to Ban Caste-Based Discrimination
 KUNAL PUROHIT, 11/07/2017

Divisions within Indian diaspora as UK conducts public consultation into caste law
Aditya Iyer, Jul, 04 2017

Caste Discrimination In The UK
Murali Shanmugavelan, June 25, 2017

Why are UK Hindus against caste law?
BBC Asian Network, 18 January 2017

Why hasn’t the government banned caste discrimination in the UK?
Vice.com on January 6, 2017

Arguments over caste spread from India to Britain
The Economist November 1, 2015

Caste divide is blighting Indian communities in UK, claims report
The Guardian July 4, 2006

 

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