At the Peoples’ SAARC meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 18 -20 July around 1500 delegates from civil society organizations and various movements assembled from all South Asian countries to oppose militarization, nuclearisation and adverse effects of globalization. They demanded democracy, equality and peace in South Asia. ADRM – Asia Dalit Rights Movement – organized a work shop on the theme “ Caste and Caste Based discrimination in South Asia.

The Dalits demanded that the issue of caste and caste based discrimination be adressed to ensure dignity, equality, justice and peace for all.

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