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.
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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.
Stories of caste based discrimination in the UK media
Caste in Britain – Public Consultation on Caste and Equality Law
Annapurna Waughray, Vol. 53, Issue No. 10, 10 Mar, 2018
Has Caste Discrimination Followed Indians Overseas?
Priyanka Mogul, December 06, 2017
Indian Diaspora Divided Over Caste Ban Legislation in UK
Little India Desk, September 18, 2017
Fifth column: Cast in faith
Murtaza Shibli, September 16, 2017
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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Media Response to the Caste Consultation Results