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Ageism could be classed as hate crime

Sajid Javid

By: Keerthi Mohan

Violence against elderly in the UK has increased drastically in the past decade, prompting fresh calls for changes in the law to make targeting of the aged a hate crime. On Monday (15), home secretary Sajid Javid asked the Law Commission to investigate whether ageism and misogyny should be recognised as hate crimes in similar manner as offences motivated by hate based on race, sexual orientation, religion or disability. The home secretary said: “Hate crime goes directly against the longstanding British values of unity, tolerance and mutual respect, and I am committed to stamping this sickening behaviour out. Our refreshed…

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