Blackman plays the divisive ‘caste’ card!

bb4Despite the minister for women and equalities Penny Mordaunt previously agreeing to meet Harrow East MP Bob Blackman regarding the caste discrimination legislation, he still asked her to meet about the same at the Commons debate (Protected Characteristics: Caste – 17 May 2018) to propagate his divisive marker.
The parliamentary debate has led to a statutory requirement to include caste in the Equality Act itself as a separate aspect of race – Labour supported in 2013 for laws to outlaw caste discrimination – in 2013 a clause against caste discrimination was inserted into the Equality Act 2010.
The Tory government, seemingly under pressure from its UK financial supporters likely to be caught exercising ‘caste’ discrimination in employment, announced in 2016 that it would consult on the pending enactment of the clause on caste discrimination in the Equality Act 2010.
Mr Blackman (photo), well known and condemned for his divisive politics, has ‘championed’ caste being removed as a protected characteristic from the legislation, dismissing the caste system in the UK that gives rise to discriminatory practices in socio-religious and employment situations, as indicated by some court cases (i.e. upper class employers treating lower class ‘jatis’ less favourably).
[According to the Explanatory note to Equality Act 2010, the Caste in the Indian context can encompass the four classes (varnas) of Hindu tradition (the Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra communities); the thousands of regional Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Muslim or other religious groups known as jatis – some jatis regarded as below the varna hierarchy (once termed “untouchable”) are known as “Dalits.”]
Referring to 2015 Harrow East Tory campaign, fortnightly columnist at Hindustan Times Sunny Hundal‏ tweeted, “This is astonishing. Tory MP in London playing Hindu divide-and-rule caste politics with leaflets for Hindus. Nasty”.
Commenting on the Bob Blackman’s divisive campaign, London assembly member and 2017  parliamentary candidate for Harrow East Navin Shah said, “The general election also saw the same old issues like Kashmiri Pundits and caste legislation dragged out for the Tory propaganda to find cheap favours amongst Indian / Hindu voters”.
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