Responses to govt-sponsored denial of Navsarjan’s untouchability study
The Gujarat government some time back sponsored a review report of Navsarjan Trust study “Understanding Untouchability”, published in January 2010 (click HERE), which is based on comprehensive census of untouchability across the state’s 1,589 villages. Prepared by the CEPT University, Ahmedabad, the review report, titled “Impact of Caste Discrimination and Distinctions on Equal Opportunities: A Study of Gujarat”, finds fault with the methodology of the Navsarjan survey, which was carried out with the support of Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. A reluctant Gujarat government was forced to hand over to Navsarjan a copy of the CEPT report following an order by Gujarat information commission.
Following is Navsarjan’s collective response to the CEPT report:
Also see response to the CEPT report by clicking: