Asian caste discrimination rife in UK, says report (The Guardian (UK))
"The study, co-ordinated by the Anti Caste Discrimination Alliance (ACDA), suggests that the caste system is still widespread and affects tens of thousands of people in the workplace, the classroom and even the doctor's surgery.
"Fifty-eight percent of the 300 people surveyed said they had been discriminated against because of their caste, while 79% said they did not think the police would understand if they tried to report a caste-related 'hate crime.' [...]
"One woman said she had been demoted from her job at a radio station after her manager discovered her caste background, while one bus company decided to reorganise shifts so that a 'higher caste' inspector would not have to work alongside a 'lower caste' bus driver. [...]
"A number of respondents also reported being asked – directly or indirectly – about their caste background by their family doctor, nurse or a community nurse. One elderly woman felt her care worker had discriminated against her on caste grounds, while a physiotherapist was also alleged to have refused to treat someone of low caste."
anti-caste: As important as the information in this report is, the ACDA's aim is to promote “hate-crime” legislation that would enhance the repressive powers of the racist, capitalist state. Victims and opponents of caste oppression should have no illusions that such laws would protect them.