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Protests continue in Gujarat over Dalit activist's death, Jignesh Mevani detained

The tragic death of the 60-year-old Dalit activist was over government’s alleged failure to regularize land tilled by a landless labourer. 


Feb 18, 2018, 22:11 PM IST

Jignesh Mevani detained in Gujarat after Ahmedabad bandh call over Dalit activist’s self-immolation

Mevani had convened Dalit protesters to converge at a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar in Sarangpur.

Feb 18, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Protests in Gujarat after Dalit activist, who set himself on fire, dies

Bhanubhai Vankar had set himself on fire on Thursday inside the compound of Patan Collector`s office.

Feb 18, 2018, 00:01 AM IST

BJP, RSS making childish attempts to tarnish my image, says Dalit activist Jignesh Mewani

Jignesh Mewani, the face of the Dalit agitation in Gujarat, has alleged that he is being targeted by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after his victory in the Gujarat assembly elections.

Jan 05, 2018, 13:43 PM IST