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Government backs down and agrees to outlaw caste discrimination

April 23, 2013 5:55 PM

Last night (Monday 22nd April), the House of Lords defied the government and voted for a second time to outlaw caste discrimination.

After two successive defeats in the Lords, the Conservative side of the coalition has finally backed down, and caste discrimination should now be outlawed within months.

HSLD's position is clear: caste discrimination is simply race discrimination taken to a lower level. it's appalling that thousands of lower-caste Hindus and Sikhs who are actively discriminated against have no legal protection under existing law, so this reform cannot come soon enough.

You can find the full story at http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2013/04/victory-for-campaigners-as-government-concedes-on-caste-discrimination