PREVIEW FOR A PROGRAM BY THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON DALIT HUMAN RIGHTS
You'd have thought that with all the privileges, people should actually enjoy
being backward classes and fight to be there. They have reservations everywhere
and politicians keep rooting for them. Well, it looks like we gotta do more.
The National Campaign On Dalit Human Rights is organizing a seminar to emphasize
why caste discrimination in India should form a part of the agenda for the upcoming
Durban meet on human rights. Around 10 MPs and 2 ministers from different states
will attend the seminar. Various important topics will be discussed with the
delegates from the Center who will be visiting Durban in a couple of days to
attend a meeting on racism.
The important things that will be discussed by the panel here are as follows:
- The UN needing to recognize caste discrimination as a crime against humanity.
- WCAR not being just about racism, and the Asia-Pacific NGO meet needing to
be held in Katmandu.
- The UN Perspective on Caste Discrimination.
- The Indian government's blocking the inclusion of caste-based discrimination
in the world conference against racism.
- The means for getting WCAR Accreditation.
- The National Public Hearing on Dalit Human Rights
- The NPH jury's condemning of the state for upholding the rule of caste over
the rule of law.
To entertain the gathering, there will be a 'Dappu' (drum) dance by around 200
artists of Andhra Pradesh. Please contact Manjula Moragudi, CEO, at 631-1125
or browse www.dalits.org for further details.