AHO Charter

The AHO Charter

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Mission Statement

The AHO exists to promote and defend the religious and civil liberties of British Hindus, by engaging with Government, media and wider British society.

About Us

The AHO aims to serve the needs of British Hindus by communicating British Hindu opinion to Government and policy makers, empowering Hindus and Hindu organisations to engage directly with the political process and play a participatory role in public life, conducting media campaigns, and initiating partnerships and unity within the British Hindu community.

The duties of the Secretariat are central to the AHO's ability to represent efficiently and effectively. The Secretariat are a group of young British Hindus who bring together skills from across the community and are passionate about promoting and protecting the rights of all British Hindus.

Aims and Objectives

  1. To work towards a better understanding of British Hindus and British Hindu issues in the wider society.
  2. To promote and protect the rights of British Hindus.
  3. To promote partnerships and unity within the British Hindu community.
  4. To establish a position for the British Hindu community that is reflective of its interests and aspirations in the wider society.
  5. To work for the good of British society as a whole.
  6. To provide a platform of engagement for national umbrella bodies and communities from which consolidated opinions are provided to Government, media and wider British society.

Charter

By partnering with the AHO, your organisation is committing to the following:

  1. To work with the AHO towards a better understanding of British Hindus and British Hindu issues in the wider society.
  2. To work with the AHO to promote and protect the rights of British Hindus.
  3. To work with the AHO to promote partnerships and unity within the British Hindu community.
  4. To work with the AHO to establish a position for the British Hindu community that is reflective of its interests and aspirations in the wider society.
  5. To work with the AHO to work for the good of British society as a whole.
  6. To engage with other British Hindu organisations in a cross-sampradayic manner.
  7. To escalate issues that your members feel are important for promoting and protecting the rights, interests and aspirations of British Hindus to the AHO; and to understand that the AHO will aim to fulfil its Mission Statement in addressing these issues if there is recognition among AHO's member organisations that this issue is one for escalation to the AHO.
  8. To communicate the messages and progress of the AHO to your grassroots members, and help the AHO flourish in delivering its Mission Statement.
  9. To exhibit good practice, be law abiding and following your own constitution and protocols.

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I understand the Government has voted to bring forward legislation that will have the effect of including caste within the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. As a member of the British Hindu Family I am deeply concerned at this as I believe this may have an extremely negative impact on communities living within the UK - not only Hindu but others also.
 
I think "caste" is really difficult to define. There are thousands of castes, sub-castes, clans, tribes and other sub-groups in India, protected by several pieces of legislation, including Articles 16, 23, 24, 44 of the Indian Constitution, and the Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989, the Backward Classes Act 1993 and others. Yet, all of this legislation has led to an entrenchment of caste-based discrimination and has not alleviated it.
 
The research the government has relied upon to evidence caste discrimination in this country was biased and unrepresentative. The NIESR research only evidenced 32 cases, all of which were unverified in that the victim’s account was used without further investigation. Forming legislation based on so few untested cases is not wise.
 
Further research urgently needs to be carried out which is independent, robust and large scale. Caste-based discrimination may exist in the UK - and where it does it is heart-breaking - but I, and many other Hindus, think that many politicians and the pro-legislation campaign have unjustly branded this as a "Hindu problem". This itself is discriminatory, unfair and unacceptable for the Hindu community and totally without any evidence.
 
Please work together with the Hindu community to make sure that our concerns have been answered and we do not continue to feel like politicians are acting against our interests. This is best done throughengaging with us in proper research grassroots consultation and a proper time period for consultation must be permitted of between 1 and 2 years. I am happy to support this petition and my details are attached.

This is the most important issue to have affected the British Hindu Community in the last thirty years so please support EDM 117 and give us Hindus a chance to have our voice heard. I look forward to hearing from you by email regarding this issue.

Full Caste Consultation for Hindus

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