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    CANADA: Vancouver

    On July 3, Jai Birdi and Sutey Parkash Aheer observed the Global Action Day in Vancouver by presenting the "Appeal to Include Casteism As a Form of Related Intolerance In the Agenda of the World Conference Against Racism" to Mr. Anand Kumar nand, Consul, with the Consulate General of India based in Vancouver, BC CANADA. The appeal was signed by representatives form Chetna Society, Intenational Bahujan Organization (Vancouver), Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver), Shri 108 Sant Sarwan Dass Charitable Trust (Vancouver), and Pargatsheel Sahtik Munch of Canada.

    "Though the Constitution of India prohibits discrimination on the basis of caste and a few laws have been passed…they have not improved the situation of discrimination for millions of people."

    Sutey Pakash Aheer, IBO

    The appeal strongly highlighted reasons why Casteism deserves to be included in the Agenda of the World Conference Against Racism.

    Sutey Pakash Aheer, spokesperson for the International Bahujan Organization (Vancouver) stated that though the Constitution of India prohibits discrimination on the basis of caste and a few legislations have been passed to prohibit different forms of intolerance such as untouchability, bonded labour, etc., they have not improved the situation of discrimination for millions of people.

    Posted on 2001-07-18
     
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