Pictures of the speakers and their messages during the CasteWatchUK National Conference held at St Marys Guildhall in Coventry, on 3rd July 2004.
Suresh Grover, famous human rights activist and Chair of the Human Rights Monitoring Group, spoke on the famous Stephen Lawrence case and his role in it, caste and why there should not be any castes.
Davinder Panesar, Founder of Sitefinder.net and a long standing Sikh community leader, spoke of caste from a Sikh perspective, that the Gurbani expressly emphasises equality and that Sikhs who practise caste divisions are not Sikhs because they are not following the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.
Naresh Puri, Religious and Community Affairs reporter and producer with the BBC, mentioned some hard hitting truths and some key points from the BBC Radio 4 programme, Caste Divide in Great Britain, broadcast on 6th April 2003.
The Deputy Lord Mayor for Coventry, Councillor Ram Prakash Lakha, performing the Official Launch of CasteWatchUK, during which he also celebrated the online launch of this web site. He served as Lord Mayor of Coventry in 2005 - 2006.
Davinder Prasad, General Secretary of CasteWatchUK, gave his address in the afternoon, during which he summarised the key points made by the speakers and also mentioned the article published in the New Humanist magazine, submitted by Ken Hunt, CasteWatchUK.
Dr. Eleanor Nesbitt, Senior Lecturer, University of Warwick, spoke on the history of caste, the research she had done within the Sikh communities, its results and the need for educating the perpetrators of caste discrimination, those people with hard set views which needed to change.