- February 20, 2016
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- Category: News
In India the suicide of Dalit research scholar and activist Rohith Vemula has led to a massive movement against caste discrimination and violence, highlighting both the continuing institutionalized violence of caste at all levels of Indian society as well as the particular determination of the current Modi government and its associated stormtroopers of the Hindu Right like the RSS and the ABVP to crush Dalit political assertion and demands for basic rights.
Meanwhile in Britain the Dalit communities are also under attack from the British organisations of the Hindu Right, which are intent on denying them the legal right to live free of discrimination, by blocking legislation outlawing caste discrimination. Join us for a panel discussion around these different but linked struggles for justice.
Wednesday 2 March, 6.30 pm
SOAS Vernon Square Campus (nearest tube King’s Cross)
London WC1X 9EW
Satpal Muman – CasteWatch UK
Kavita Krishnan – Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
Organised by South Asia Solidarity Group, CasteWatch UK and SOAS South Asian Diaspora Society