The UK government has been accused of creating “appalling delays” to the outlawing of caste discrimination. The caste system, developed in India, divides people into separate groups based on birth, marriage and occupation. Campaigners say people suffer abuse and prejudice because they are considered to be part of this group, affecting work, education and social life. Views on the existence and nature of caste discrimination and harassment in Britain vary extensively. While some believe it exists and is highly destructive, others believe it is limited to personal social relations.