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UN says caste system is a human rights abuse

In Human Rights, India on September 29, 2009 at 7:43 am

A few hundred years late, but as they say better late than never…(Full Story at Telegraph) The UN’s Human Rights Council, meeting in Geneva, is expected to ratify draft principles which recognises the scale of persecution suffered by 65 million ‘untouchables’ or ‘Dalits’ who carry out the most menial and degrading work.

The Indian Government lobbied heavily to remove the word ‘caste’ from an earlier draft. Kudos to Nepal for supporting the move.


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