Monthly Archives: April 2013

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“You cannot build anything on the foundation of caste. You cannot build up a nation. You cannot build up a morality. Anything that you will build on the foundation of caste will crack and will never be a whole.”

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution

On 1 March 2013 the Minister for Women and Equalities announced in Parliament that she would not be exercising her Ministerial power/prerogative contained in section 9(5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 to treat…

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In the shadow of today’s second contentious House of Lords debate on caste discrimination, this week the Government must also respond to a unique legal challenge mounted by SR a 44 year old British Hindu from Birmingham. SR was born in the UK and born into a so-called ‘low’ caste. As a result, SR has experienced a, “generalised level of discrimination,” throughout aspects of her life – including inequality of pay and social exclusion while working for a so-called ‘high’ caste employer.  SR’s two children,…

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English Please! R (Bibi) and (Ali) v Secretary of State for the Home Department) (12.04.2013)

R (Bibi) and (Ali) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Read judgment: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2013/322.html

By a majority judgment (Sir David Keene dissenting) the Court of Appeal has today held the Government’s pre-entry English language requirement requiring a foreign spouse or partner of a British citizen or person settled in the United Kingdom to produce a test certificate demonstrating a knowledge of the English language to a prescribed standard prior to entering the United Kingdom is lawful and does not breach Convention rights.

The requirement…

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