Blackman divisiveness!

DilitHaving calculated his votes, Harrow East MP Bob Blackman asks again what progress has been made in developing the legislation required to remove caste as a protected characteristic from the Equality Act 2010.
Replying to his Commons question on 13/09/2018, Victoria Atkins the parliamentary under-secretary of state for the home department, minister for women, did not inform what progress has been made but made interesting comment “I always look forward to the six-weekly question from my honorary friend on this matter”.
Under the Equality Act 2010 the government has a duty to include caste as an ‘aspect of race’ but Mr Blackman wants this to be repealed.
General perception is that the caste discrimination in the UK is mostly by Indian background Asians – upper caste and Tories.
Chair of CasteWatch UK, Satpal Muman said “ Hindutva (the central idea advocating Hindu nationalism) supporters in the UK who are close to Indian prime minters Modi have been instrumental in the government decision to not legislate against caste discrimination (in the UK)”.
Mr Blackman is well known for his attraction to far right, in and outside Britain, as well as his divisive approach for votes from the Indian background voters (he is in a very marginal seat).
BBC recently  reported an alarming case of caste discrimination in the UK: a woman recruited from India to be a domestic servant for an Indian background family in the UK was paid 11p an hour has been awarded almost £18,4000 in unpaid wages in a ground breaking case – an employment tribunal found the thirty nine year old woman was chosen and discriminated against because of her low cost.
Few months back, Britain based South Asia Solidarity Group’s Campaigner Keval Bharadia urged UN to investigate the human rights violations against Dalits* and other minorities “occurring on a vast and horrific scale in India”.
[*the term dalits was in use as a translation for the British Raj census classification of Depressed Classes (castes) prior to 193].
“There is a horrifying rise in the rapes, mutilation, acid attacks and other forms of violence, often followed by murder, of women and girls of all communities, but Dalit women and girls and those from religious minorities are being specifically targeted” says the petition to UN.
Dawn Butler MP, the Labour party spokesperson on equality issues said “caste-based prejudice and discrimination is a gross violation of human rights and must not be tolerated”.
Harrow East Conservative Association nurtures Bob Blackman MP despite serious concerns about his reported involvement with far right.