The british government won’t recognise caste as an aspect of race in anti-discrimination legislation, following a consultation, and despite a legislative amendment that required the government. The british government has decided that it will not recognise caste as an aspect of race in anti-discrimination legislation, in a move that was condemned by dalit organisations and other campaign.
A comprehensive anti-discrimination bill was introduced in the lok sabha last week by congress mp shashi tharoor the law is meant to cover both the public as well as the private sectors and seeks to make public servants like the police accountable for their failure to prevent discrimination.
Though the constitution, under its article 15 (1), promises non-discrimination, there is no legislation to penalise offenders, say experts a committee appointed by the centre, as also one set up by the maharashtra government, to analyse the socioeconomic status of muslims in india has spoken about the need for an anti-discrimination law. Section 9 of the equality act 2010, amended by parliament in 2013, required the government to introduce secondary legislation to make caste an aspect of race, and caste discrimination a form of race discrimination, but allowed for further consultations. ‘towards an anti-discrimination law in india’ is a consultation which was organized on december 11-12, 2010 at india habitat center, new delhi which planned and suggest the need for an anti-discrimination legislation whose objectives and structure reply to the need of the society.
This policy is without prejudice to any anti-discrimination provisions of applicable law including, but not restricted to, the provisions of: article 17 of the constitution of india the protection of civil rights act, 1955. In india, the lack of a comprehensive anti-discrimination law has for long stymied efforts at providing effective and adequate redress to the oppressed. Colombian anti-discrimination act 2011 (act number 1482) 17 and 18 of constitution of india caste disabilities removal act, 1850 hindu succession act, 1956 - abolished the limited owner status of women who owned property, amended in 2004 to give daughters equal inheritance rights with sons.
Brief description of anti-discrimination laws india does not, in the context of private sector employment, have a comprehensive specific legislation that addresses discrimination and harassment at the workplace, except in relation to sexual harassment.