Seattle becomes first US city to ban caste discrimination
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Seattle City became the first US city to ban caste discrimination on February 21, and the first in the world to pass such a law outside South Asia.
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The anti-discrimination law, passed 6-1, states that caste-based discrimination transcends national and religious boundaries and without such a law, those who face caste discrimination would not be protected.
A proposal was introduced by a Hindu representative in Seattle's City Council (City Council), which sparked a debate among people of Indian origin.
There has also been a division among the South Asian community regarding this.
The people of this community are few in number, but they are seen as an influential group.
This step is being considered important in the direction of bringing social justice and equality.
On the other hand, some people are opposing it, alleging that the purpose of this proposal is to target the people of South Asia, especially Indian Americans.
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