Caste discrimination to be considered a form of race discrimination

The government have indicated that they will pass Regulations in 2015 to make it clear that caste discrimination is to be considered a form of race discrimination.

Although it was already considered in part that race discrimination also covered caste discrimination, it has been accepted that ‘caste’ is a complicated concept and the meaning varies in different regions of the world.

The aim is to prevent discrimination in the UK experienced by those who are deemed to be of a lower social standing, the most commonly known group being the Dalits (termed as the ‘untouchable’s’) originally from India and areas in South Asia.

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