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Australia Passes a Motion to Support So-called Low Caste Indians

The Australian Senate has passed a motion on Discrimination based on Work and Descent (DWD), a United Nations initiative banning caste discrimination.

The motion was brought in by Greens senator Lee Rhiannon and Labor Senator Claire Moore. The resolution asked the Australian government to “strengthen the policy and human rights dialogues and promote joint initiatives to eliminate DWD with the governments of states, such as Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.”

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