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 Thursday 8 May 2014 , 15.30-17.30, Room 4, House of Lords


Item Time Topic Lead
  3.15 Arrival at the Room 4.  
1. 3.30- 3.35 Welcome Lord Harries of Pentragarth,Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dalits
2. 3.35-3.40 Introduction and outline for the event Santosh Dass, President FABOUK,
Vice Chair ACDA
3. 3.40-3.50 Dr Ambedkar – Equality and Justice Dr Ruth Kattumuri
Co-Director, India Observatory & Asia Research Centre, LSE
4. 3.50-4.00 Dr Ambedkar – A Short film Introduction Arun Kumar –General Secretary FABOUK
5 4.00-4.05   Virendra Sharma MP
6 4.05-4.15   Baroness Northover, Lords Spokesperson for Women and Equalities and DFID
7 4.15-4.25 India’s Constitution: impact of Dr Ambedkar’s Affirmative Action measures Dr Alpa Shah  Associate Professor (Reader), Department of Anthropology, LSE. Director of Inequality and Poverty Research Programme, LSE.
8 4.25-4.35 Dalit Women in Andhra Pradesh Dr Clarinda Still.
Department Lecturer, Modern Indian Studies, Oxford and Inequality and Poverty Research Programme, LSE
9 4.35-4.40 International Dalit Solidarity Network –adoption of the Dr Ambedkar Principles in 2006 – Benefits realised since 2006 Meena Varma, Director, Dalit Solidarity Network UK
10 4.40-4-50 UK Caste Discrimination law – A Lord’s and Lobbyist’s view


Lord Eric Avebury and  Ravi Kumar , General Secretary, ACDA
11 4.50-5.25 Q&A /Discussion Chair: Santosh Dass
12 5.25- 5.30 Vote of Thanks Lord Harries