About ACDA

Our Vision

A world without caste and caste-discrimination, and one in which everyone can achieve their full potential without social and economic barriers, free to live safely and with dignity.

Our Mission

We monitor and oppose practices and policies that perpetuate caste discrimination, harassment and Dalitophobia in Britain and around the world by planning strategies and carry out research to eradicate it. We raise awareness of caste discrimination, its causes, and impacts involving groups and individuals in the public and private sector. We also provide moral support to victims and sufferers of caste discrimination.

History of ACDA in brief

The Anti Caste Discrimination Alliance (ACDA) joined together in October 2008. We are an alliance of people from every stratum of UK society, an alliance of cross-cultural, cross-faith people. Our common agenda is the alliance’s passion and determination to eradicate caste-based discrimination. Our team of committed volunteers carry out the day-to-day work of the ACDA. We are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Our charity number is 1138012

We have been instrumental in organising meetings of minds, and public protests, and joint statements since 2009.

In November 2009, we published our report ‘ A Hidden Apartheid’ that helped secure a ministerial power on Caste that could be used to outlaw Casted discrimination in the future.

The ACDA has, and continues to, lobby the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for caste law to be implemented in Britain and about atrocities against Dalits in India.

In 2013, we invited the then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay, to attend an ACDA meeting in the House of Lords hosted by Lord Eric Avebury.


We have hosted numerous meetings in the Houses of Parliament, in the community, with Non Government Organisations and given talks about our work on caste discrimination in the UK. We have also organised and led on timely and important protests outside the British Parliament on caste discrimination law.

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