I am writing to help us outlaw caste-based discrimination in Great Britain by completing the Public Consultation on Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law before 18 July 2017.
Caste-based discrimination does exist here in Great Britain, acknowledged by both Parliament and the Government. It should be outlawed as any other form of discrimination.
The government needs to hear from residents of England, Scotland and Wales – of South Asian origins and others – as to how individuals and groups should be protected against discrimination on caste grounds. Legislation to outlaw caste-based discrimination in Great Britain would protect lives of an estimated half a million Dalits – and many more from the so-called lower castes – to live with dignity, mutual respect and without oppression, humiliation, and fear.
‘Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law’ consultation document and questionnaire contain complex legal words and terms. Caste in the UK collective does not want this to be a barrier to anyone wanting to respond to the survey. Several organisations, leading academics and committed individuals involved in securing legal protection against caste-based discrimination have, therefore, come together and created a website www.casteintheuk.org
The Guidelines in the website provide a list of useful suggestions and tips to filling in the survey questions. Caste in the UK collective encourages all residents of England, Scotland and Wales to take part in the Consultation and make sure that you ‘strongly agree’ to add caste to the Equality Act 2010 in Question 16.
Frequently Asked Questions section provides further information on the Consultation and Caste and the Law in Great Britain.
How can you make this Public Consultation successful?
Take part in the Consultation if you are a resident of England, Scotland and Wales
Go to www.casteintheuk.org that has most helpful tips to fill in the Public Consultation survey
Tweet and share this information on Facebook #casteintheuk @casteintheuk
Urge your friends and colleagues in Great Britain to take part in the Consultation
If you are journalist or a broadcaster – report about the Consultation in your media outlet
Please do not hesitate to contact the Collective at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
Contact email: email@example.com
Twitter hashtag and handle: #casteintheuk and @Casteintheuk
With best wishes
PS: Please spread the word through emails, social media including whatsapp. This campaign depends on people like you and their social networks.