Influential think tank calls for repeal of caste discrimination clause
7 June 2016
Influential think tank, the Dharmic Ideas Policy Foundation, is urging Asian voluntary organisations to join it in calling for a repeal of the caste discrimination clause provision in the Equality Act 2010 – reports New Asian Post. Dr Prakash Shah, Director of the Dharmic Ideas and Policy Foundation (DIPF) has prepared a briefing document for the Anti-Caste Legislation Committee (ACLC). "The Anti-Caste Legislation Committee is there to urge Ministers and Members of Parliament to repeal the current clause and start a full consultation exercise with Dharmic community groups so that we can have effective legislation that protects citizens and still allows the thousands of Dharmic charities and voluntary groups to continue their outstanding contribution to British society."
- Dr Prakash Shah is a Reader in Culture and Law, and Director of the Centre for Culture and Law (GLOCUL) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).