Caste discrimination in Britain: a public enquiry

The British government is now conducting a public consultation on the issue of caste in the light of the UK Equality Act 2010. This is relevant to several UK Buddhist communities of Asian heritage. A key aim of the consultation will be to obtain the views of the public on whether additional measures are needed to ensure victims of caste discrimination have appropriate legal protection and effective remedies under the Act.

The consultation was announced on 28th March and will end on 17th July. Details on the consultation and how to respond can be found at: