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Hardik Patel to relaunch quota agitation in August
Hardik Patel to relaunch quota agitation in August

"Our agitation for reservations to the Patidar community in government jobs and educational institutions will continue in a peaceful manner," Patel said.

Dalits refuse to dispose of dead cattle, demand protection in Gujarat

On July 11, four Dalit youths were beaten up by cow vigilantes at Mota Samadhiyala village in Una taluka of Gir Somnath district when they were skinning a dead cow.

Dalit victims brought to Ahmedabad after health deteriorates

Hospital sources said besides physical injuries, the youths were under psychological trauma because of the severe flogging by the cow vigilantes, that has caused nationwide outrage.

Cow skinned by Dalits in Una was killed by lions, says Gujarat CID

Though the Mota Samadhiyala village in Una taluka is located away from Gir sanctuary, lions are usually spotted in the area. 

Goa minister uses racial slur for an African, apologises

Goa`s Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday used a Konkani racial slur, "khapri" for an African national, before quickly apologising and later addressing him as a "black person".

'Pained' by Una episode, many Dalits plan to embrace Buddhism

In the wake brutal thrashing of Dalits in Una, at least 1,000 people from the community in Banaskantha district have so far expressed their desire to convert to Buddhism, stating that there was not point in continuing with Hinduism, if they are not treated as equals.

Gujarat Dalit victims say 'gau rakshaks' could have burnt them alive
Gujarat Dalit victims say 'gau rakshaks' could have burnt them alive

Seven Dalits, who were allegedly assaulted by a group of 'gau rakshaks' (cow protection vigilantes) in Rajula town in Gujarat's Amreli in May, have claimed that they could have been burnt alive.

HC sentences 7 to life imprisonment in a post-Godhra riot case

The Gujarat High Court today sentenced seven persons to life imprisonment in a case related to the 2002 post-Godhra riots at Viramgam in the district where three people had been killed.

Dalit youth dies in police raid in Surat, locals allege murder

The incident occurred last evening when sub-inspector NS Patel conducted the raid on a tip-off that a gambling den. 

STOP THIS SHAME! Pakistani doctor living in Gujarat tried to molest 16-year-old patient?
STOP THIS SHAME! Pakistani doctor living in Gujarat tried to molest 16-year-old patient?

A Pakistani doctor, who has been living in India for the past many years, is accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl patient.

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted
In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

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).

Communal clash in Gujarat kills one

Police have now launched a manhunt for two persons allegedly involved in killing Bhadani, while security has been tightened.

Left, JD(U) leaders to visit Una today
Left, JD(U) leaders to visit Una today

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).

Agitation by Sardar Sarovar oustees continues in Gujarat
Agitation by Sardar Sarovar oustees continues in Gujarat

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.

Una row: 3 Dalits attempt suicide; situation largely peaceful

So far, more than 20 youths have attempted suicide during the ongoing protest. 

Una incident: Dalit victim back in hospital ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit under 'political pressure'
Una incident: Dalit victim back in hospital ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit under 'political pressure'

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'.

Oppressed Dalits will teach a lesson to BJP: Arvind Kejriwal in Gujarat
Oppressed Dalits will teach a lesson to BJP: Arvind Kejriwal in Gujarat

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.

Una incident: Gujarat Chief Secretary says accused made video for 'fun'
Una incident: Gujarat Chief Secretary says accused made video for 'fun'

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”.

Gujarat Dalit protest: After Rahul, Kejriwal to visit violence-hit Una today
Gujarat Dalit protest: After Rahul, Kejriwal to visit violence-hit Una today

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's movement restricted; FIR lodged against him too

Hardik Patel is at present staying at the residence of former Congress MLA Pushkar Dangi in Srinath colony.

Gujarat Dalit flogging incident: Four police officials suspended, says Rajnath Singh
Gujarat Dalit flogging incident: Four police officials suspended, says Rajnath Singh

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 Una visit, Kejriwal urges all communities to come together against Gujarat's BJP
Ahead of his Una visit, Kejriwal urges all communities to come together against Gujarat's BJP

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. 

Rahul Gandhi visits Una, says 'weaker sections are being trampled upon in Gujarat'
Rahul Gandhi visits Una, says 'weaker sections are being trampled upon in Gujarat'

The state has witnessed huge protests after seven Dalit youths were severely beaten up in Mota Samadhilya village of Gir-Somnath district last week.

For cow vigilantes, Dalits are soft target: Fact-finding team after Una visit

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".

Gujarat violence: Rahul Gandhi to visit Una amid blame game over Dalit protests
Gujarat violence: Rahul Gandhi to visit Una amid blame game over Dalit protests

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.

Gujarat unrest: Parliament witnesses protests over Una incident; Opposition accuse govt of being anti-Dalit
Gujarat unrest: Parliament witnesses protests over Una incident; Opposition accuse govt of being anti-Dalit

The issue of Dalit unrest in Gujarat rocked Parliament on Wednesday as opposition members accused the government of being anti-Dalit.

Atrocities against Dalits: Protesters block roads, attack govt buses in Gujarat
Atrocities against Dalits: Protesters block roads, attack govt buses in Gujarat

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.

Uproar in Parliament after Rajnath praises Gujarat's handling of post-Una situation
Uproar in Parliament after Rajnath praises Gujarat's handling of post-Una situation

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.

Gujarat Dalit unrest spreads; Rahul, Kejriwal to visit violence-hit Una to meet victims
Gujarat Dalit unrest spreads; Rahul, Kejriwal to visit violence-hit Una to meet victims

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.