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European Parliament: protection of Dalits is ‘grossly inadequate’

The European Parliament on 1st February adopted a resolution on the human rights situation of Dalits in India. The Parliament states that implementation of laws protecting Dalits is ‘grossly inadequate’. Atrocities, untouchability, bonded labour, child labour and manual scavenging, among other rights violations, continue to blight the lives of India’s Dalits. The Government of India strongly criticizes the resolution.

May 2007: Response by the European Commission on the resolution about the human rights of Dalits
Feb 3, 2007: India slams European ruling on Dalits (The Times of India)
Feb 1, 2007: MEPs say protection of Dalits in India is "grossly inadequate"
Dec 19, 2006: European Parliament: India must get rid of caste discrimination (media release IDSN)

India Committee of the Netherlands / Landelijke India Werkgroep - May 8, 2007