Any celebration of Ahmedabad’s heritage as an icon of peace and unity (of Hindu, Muslim and Jain traditions) must be understood in light of the city’s profound anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim violence.
Narendra Modi’s absence in the state could prove be a handicap for the BJP.
“All our MLAs have returned and they have been taken to a resort in Anand,” Congress party chief whip and senior leader Sailesh Parmar told reporters in Anand.
Former chief election commissioners believe that it will spark anger among migrant workers who have long asked for a similar option.
The BJP has also opposed the use of the NOTA option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.
In a memorandum submitted to the Election Commission, the Congress alleged that the BJP was using money power and threats to get MLAs over to their side before the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.
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Balwantsinh Rajput, Tejashreeben Patel and Prahlad Patel are all considered close to former opposition leader Shankarsinh Vaghela.
Labour ministry data shows that the national average of placements by employment exchanges in 2015 stood at a mere 0.57%.
Problematic laws, informal rules, deep-rooted biases and governmental apathy have made it hard for Muslims to leave the ghettos.
The ambitious Modi-Shah duo are keen to break Congress chief minister Madhav Sinh Solanki’s record 149 seats out of 182 in the 1985 elections – a mark they could not cross even when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
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This movement may have ended, but leaders said they will continue to take up the struggle of landless Dalits everywhere.
Hundreds of people in Morbi, Surendranagar and Rajkot districts were shifted to safer places from low-lying areas near rivers and dams.
Marking one year of the public flogging of Dalits at Una, the week-long protest will continue despite the police revoking permission, activists say.
An FIR has been filed against the priest and his two sons, who allegedly denied the Dalit girls entry and hurled casteist abuses at them.
The Sarvaiya family is still recovering from injuries and struggling to make ends meet, all the while waiting for justice that was promised to them a year ago.
Activists spent days creating awareness amongst the villagers, including women, telling them about cases from around the world – like Chernobyl and Fukushima – so they understood the hazards of a nuclear plant near their homes.
The prime minister’s statement comes in the wake of increasing incidents of violence by ‘cow protectors’.
I am unable to say Eid mubarak the way he could, from his heart in ‘Eidgah’. The child in his classic story, Hamid, can be killed today by his own village folks as he goes to pray – all because of the cap he wears.
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.