British commonwealth citizens came and built their lives in Britain and with that came family reunification and the birth of the first British born South Asians. These new Brits have gone on to have their own families and now are left with the difficult task of framing their plural identity alongside their place of birth. Examining the role of arbitration in the family scenario reveals how British Asians are exercising their cultural requirements, within the parameters of the law. This paper seeks to demonstrate that it remains vital for the state to genuinely believe in equality, and this can only take place by acceptable, not accommodation, of diversity. Therefore, ethnographic material will be used to discuss to what extent the new Brits see themselves as legal subjects navigating consciously through normative pluralities. It will also become important to explore the conformity of the arbitration results with legal principles such as equality, secularism, and freedom of religion.
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