Posted: Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Charity Commission is to investigate a Hindu organisation after it invited a controversial Hindu nationalist to a House of Commons event.
Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The NSS has promised to "actively support" efforts to outlaw caste discrimination after taking part in an official consultation on the issue.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The NSS has urged supporters to respond to a Government consultation on caste discrimination, as new website aids those who support specifically outlawing discrimination based on 'caste' to respond.
Posted: Fri, 05 May 2017
Former MP Graham Allen has accused the Government of launching a "misleading" consultation to delay action against caste discrimination "for ever".
Government finally launches consultation on caste discrimination, but only asks “whether” law should change
Posted: Wed, 29 Mar 2017
The Government's consultation on caste discrimination was finally launched this week after years of delay.
Posted: Mon, 27 Mar 2017
A Conservative MP has criticised attempts to outlaw caste based discrimination on the basis that it is "unwanted" by the Hindu community.
Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has spoken out at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to criticise the UK Government over its failure to tackle caste based discrimination, as the UN has repeatedly urged it do.
NSS accuses Government of showing contempt for Parliament and UK’s international obligations on caste discrimination
Posted: Mon, 05 Sep 2016
The NSS has criticised the Government for "stalling" on caste discrimination after it announced plans for a consultation despite already being under an obligation to outlaw such discrimination.
Posted: Thu, 11 Aug 2016
The National Secular Society is delighted to welcome Baroness Thornton as a new honorary associate.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2016
The National Secular Society is calling on the new government to legislate to outlaw caste discrimination, as directed by Parliament and the United Nations.
Calls for Government to outlaw caste discrimination after tribunal rules in favour of victim kept in “domestic servitude”
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2015
A victim's charity has slammed Government inaction on caste discrimination, following an Employment Tribunal awarding nearly £200,000 to a woman who worked for four and a half years in horrendous conditions.
Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2015
The National Secular Society and Lord Eric Avebury have written jointly to the Prime Minister to protest against the Government's continuing failure to outlaw caste-based discrimination.
Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2015
The Government has been criticised for not taking action to tackle caste-based discrimination after a long campaign by anti-caste campaigners to have it specifically recognised under anti-discrimination laws.
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2015
A debate in the House of Lords has seen cross-party condemnation of the Government over its failure to implement legislation intended to protect citizens from caste-based discrimination.
Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that the Government has climbed down following its defeat last night in the House of Lords and agreed to make discrimination on grounds of caste unlawful.
Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
The National Secular Society has praised the House of Lords for its renewed support of victims of caste discrimination in the UK after peers voted to retain their original amendment making caste a protected characteristic (as an aspect of race) under equality law.
Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
The National Secular Society has criticised the Government's "callous" disregard for victims of caste discrimination in the UK after MPs rejected a Lords amendment to make discrimination on grounds of caste unlawful.
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
Take Action! urge your MP to ensure that proper legal protection is provided for victims of caste discrimination in Great Britain by voting in favour of Lords Amendment 37 on Tuesday 16 April.
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
The National Secular Society is calling on supporters to urge their MP to back legislation aimed at protecting victims of caste-based discrimination in the UK.
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2013
The National Secular Society has welcomed a vote by Peers in the House of Lords in favour of an amendment to bring caste discrimination within the scope of equality legislation.