As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister`s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average -- over 10 years -- for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).
Police have now launched a manhunt for two persons allegedly involved in killing Bhadani, while security has been tightened.
JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, CPI's D Raja and CPI(M) Lok Sabha member P K Biju would reach Una tomorrow and meet the family members of the youths who were allegedly beaten up by a group of right-wing 'gau rakshaks' (cow vigilantes).
Around 100 tribals from various resettlement sites as well as farmers and other project affected persons from Nimar in MP who have been shifted to Gujarat, are staging a sit-in since last Friday.
So far, more than 20 youths have attempted suicide during the ongoing protest.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday travelled to Rajkot in Gujarat to meet the victims of the assault on Dalits by members of a 'gau raksha samiti'.
On July 11, four Dalit youth were severely beaten up in Una town in Saurashtra region of Gujarat for skinning a dead cow, which has caused nationwide outrage after the video went viral.
Gujarat's Chief Secretary GR Aloria has said that the accused who had assaulted Dalit men in Una on July 11 in the name of cow protection had video recorded the incident “for fun and uploaded it as a show of bravado”.
The AAP chief is expected to meet the Dalit youths who were openly thrashed by a group of right-wing members for skinning a dead cow.
Hardik Patel is at present staying at the residence of former Congress MLA Pushkar Dangi in Srinath colony.
Gujarat continued to simmer for a third consecutive day today as protests against brutal thrashing of Dalit youths, allegedly by some self-styled cow vigilantes, flared up.
Ahead of his visit to Una to meet Dalits who were thrashed brutally for skinning a dead cow, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday exhorted all community members to unite in the fight against Gujarat BJP's oppressive regime.
The state has witnessed huge protests after seven Dalit youths were severely beaten up in Mota Samadhilya village of Gir-Somnath district last week.
A fact-finding team which visited Gujarat's Una town in connection with the brutal assault of Dalits, has claimed to have found a new trend among 'cow vigilantes' to show bravado by making a particular Dalit community as their "soft target".
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit the violence-hit Una on Thursday as the ongoing protests over the brutal assault on some Dalits in this Gujarat town worsened with seven more youths attempting suicide yesterday.
The issue of Dalit unrest in Gujarat rocked Parliament on Wednesday as opposition members accused the government of being anti-Dalit.
Protesters from the low-caste Dalit community blocked roads and attacked government buses in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday in a third day of demonstrations over the flogging of four men accused of skinning a cow.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday issued a statement in the Lok Sabha on the Una incident and instead of mollifying the opposition, caused further uproar.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will soon visit Una town in Gujarat where some Dalit youths were brutally thrashed last week for allegedly killing a cow.
A policeman was killed in mob violence and a Dalit committed suicide on Tuesday as protests against last week's thrashing of four youth in Una town snowballed across Saurashtra region of Gujarat on Tuesday.
Five more Dalit persons allegedly tried to commit suicide in two separate incidents in Gujarat as widespread protests against last week's thrashing of four boys of the community in Una town continued for the second day in Saurashtra region.
In wake of a Dalit family being assaulted for allegedly skinning a dead cow in the Gir Somnath district, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the matter.
As much as 57% of electricity generated by the dam is supplied to Madhya Pradesh, 27% to Maharashtra and 16% to Gujarat.
The Gujarat High Court on Monday reserved its order on four petitions challenging the state government's ordinance providing 10 per cent reservation to members of the economically weaker sections from unreserved category.
Patel, who took over as Chief Minister in May 2014 from Modi, will cross the age bar of 75 years on November 21 this year as she was born in 1941.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest assembly elections in Gujarat if "people ask for it," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.
Hardik Patel today vowed to continue his agitation to get reservation for his community under the OBC quota minutes after walking out of the Lajpore Jail in Surat.
Hardik Patel has decided to spend the next six months at Udaipur in Rajasthan since it was closer to Gujarat.
The government gave this information in an affidavit filed before a division bench of chief justice R Subhash Reddy and justice Vipul M Pancholi.
After spending nine months behind bars, quota agitation leader Hardik Patel is all set to walk out of Lajpore jail in Surat on Friday morning, days after the Gujarat High Court granted him bail in cases of sedition and violence pertaining to Patidar stir last year.
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