For those who have fought over the years, it is not just about the dam, but about the violence and the injustice, and the development paradigm debate – development for whom and at what cost – that makes the issue valid even today.
Rationalists have been trying to fight the ‘bhuvas’ who wield enormous influence in rural Gujarat.
VTV News was threatened and had snakes let out at its office after it ran a story accusing Kushal Tradelink of artificially jacking up its stock prices.
The Centre for Science and Environment says the Swachh Survekshan survey rewards cities with landfills and waste to energy plants with high rankings.
The proposal to convert the state-run, Gujarati-medium Alfred High School into a museum was accepted by the Gujarat government last year.
A large number of economically disadvantaged people appear to have missed a chance to benefit from a provision in the Right to Education policy.
“This blockade is nothing but a gag on my work, my freedom of expression.”
While some families have returned after the village sarpanch promised them safety, several others still feel that their homes are still unsafe.
The family was freed a month after their arrest, when the Gujarat high court quashed charges against them. But the policemen involved have faced no consequences.
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As anti-Muslim rhetoric festers, the Hindu majority continues to fail to raise its voice against the BJP’s toxic politics of hate.
Inspired by examples of farmers earning ample returns through various techniques of chemicals-free farming, a farmers’ produce company in Rajkot is writing a new chapter on sustainable agriculture in arid and semi-arid zones.
India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
Far from being a historical practice, vegetarianism in Gujarat is actually a state-sponsored value system that only became institutionalised under the BJP.
Chhattisgarh is not alone in enhancing the penalty for a law which by the chief minister’s own admission is not even being violated.
In Gujarat’s Chhota Udaipur, MNREGA has helped villagers increase their earnings, improved connectivity in the area and led to higher farm yields.
References for the Maharaja Sayajirao University diary came from the books of RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra, officials said.
Not only were women’s day rallies cancelled so as to not disrupt the prime minister’s visit, anyone seen as a possible ‘protestor’ was detained by the police.
What the leaders of bahujan parties have done by asserting their backward identity and standing up to oppression is bring the millions that hail from the oppressed sections into mainstream political discourse.
Given the involvement of “powerful and influential” local BJP leaders, a citizens’ fact-finding team says measures are being taken to impair the legal validity of the victim’s statement.
The victim’s community has refused to accept his body until all the accused are arrested.
The activist who has fought long and hard for justice for the survivors of Gujarat 2002 speaks to Sidharth Bhatia, founding editor of The Wire, about her newly published memoir.
Displaced persons who were resettled 14 years ago still do not have access to property rights, while the areas they live in lack even basic facilities.
Dalits have been subjected to vicious caste violence for years in Gujarat.
With no helpline or information centre to go to, parents from economically weaker sections wanting to admit their child in a private school through the Right to Education Act struggle to gather basic information about the policy.
Navsarjan Trust said its activities were a “threat to the BJP” and hence its FCRA licence was cancelled.
Urmi Nanda Biswas, an applied social psychologist, talks about her recent comparative study on female foeticide in Orissa and Gujarat.
The mid to late 1980s were a point of transition in Gujarat. As the Congress’s hold on power had weakened, the winner in this upheaval was the BJP – and the figure of Latif provided it with the perfect foil.
Nina Sabnani, a filmmaker, illustrator and researcher in ethnography of numerous indigenous artist communities across India, talks about how stories must be constantly retold to keep them alive.
Invoking people’s power as a force higher than state power, as the prime minister appears to be doing, is highly dangerous.
To oppose the forest department’s plan to limit open grazing, the pastoral community is formally pursuing their collective land rights through the Forest Rights Act.
It may seem to be an articulation of equality that transcends caste, but the ‘economic criterion’ simply allows upper caste groups to monopolise state power – something that the reservation scheme was meant to counter.
Jashubhai Chaganbhai Gangadia from the Valmiki community lost his life after he entered a manhole to clean it without any safety gear.
Prabhatbhai Parmar died after consuming poison when the government paid no heed to Dalit villagers demanding that agricultural land be allocated to them.
There have been ten alleged murders and at least two suicides in Maharashtra, and eight alleged murders and one suicide in Gujarat since the RTI Act came into force.
The converts said their decision was driven by protracted discrimination, superstition, inequality and the attacks by gau rakshaks in Una earlier this year.
Jignesh Mewani has warned that the agitation will move ahead if the talks, scheduled for October 5, are found to be a “gimmick of the government”.
The surplus land taken from feudal landlords in the past is required to be distributed among the landless in Gujarat. However, until now the allotment has only been done on paper.
The court considered the submission of amicus curiae and senior advocate Harish Salve and SIT chief R.K. Raghavan, who is a former CBI chief, that the trial court should be granted more time as it has to examine nearly 300 witnesses.
Persons with disabilities want tangible change such as jobs with the government, not a new term like ‘divyang’ to identify with.