Punjab Research Group

Is caste prejudice still an issue? By John McManus

Posted in Articles by Pippa on June 9, 2009

BBC News
Groups who say they face discrimination within their religions because of their ranking in society are gathering for a conference in London on the theme of “untouchability”. But is the caste system still used as means of excluding people within some religious groups in Britain?

The first world conference on “untouchability” aims to draw together the experiences of people from as far afield as Nigeria, Britain, and Japan.

Such “untouchability” or social exclusion, based on membership of certain groups, is a continuing problem for sections of the population worldwide, say the conference organisers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8089287.stm

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