This event was organised by Dianne Luping of the NGO
LAW Palestinian Society for the Protection of
Human Rights and the Environment:
We met today with the First Secretary of the Indian Embassy in
Tel Aviv to discuss issues regarding Dalits and presented to him
the letter previously sent by Tim signed by representatives of
Palestinian and Israeli civil society. We asked him to also relay
the letter and the fact of solidarity from Palestinian/Israeli
NGOs to his government representatives in Delhi, Geneva and to
South Africa, which he confirmed he would do. He had a very sad
lack of knowledge as regards issues on Dalits, in particular
cited the fact of an Indian President who is a Dalit and
reference to non-discrimination in the Constitution as 'proof'
that there is no discrimination. We discussed in some details key
concerns raised by Dalits.
Posted on 2001-07-18