The Hindu reports on the European Parliament resolution that recognises and condemns cast-based discrimination globally.
- Caste discrimination a global evil, says European Parliament
Resolution points out various forms of violence against Dalits, especially women
Caste discrimination continues to be widespread and persistent, affecting an estimated 260 million people worldwide, despite the governments of some affected countries taking steps to provide constitutional and legislative protection
It is telling that a significant proportion of The Hindu’s reader’s comments try to deflect criticism by stating that there are other forms of discrimination elsewhere. Oh, well that makes it all OK then.