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Caste and the illusion of Samajik Samrasta

October 16, 2017 - 7:33 pm in Culture

Jayesh Solanki from Bhadraniya, Gujarat was killed by members of upper caste in early October because Jayesh wanted to witness garba organized by the upper caste. His head was brutally banged against a wall (The Hindu, 2017). Jayesh Solanki was a Dalit. Jayesh…

Fact finding report on Una, Gujarat

August 3, 2016 - 7:04 pm in Society

This report is presented by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Gujarat to National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and is released by Ms.…

Dalits in Gujarat- A picture of inequality and violence

August 1, 2016 - 12:10 pm in Rights

On 11th July, seven members of a Dalit family were beaten up by manav bhakshaks­-cum-extortionists representing themselves as gau rakshaks in Una town…

Gulbarg Society Carnage: Who Cast the First Stone?

June 21, 2016 - 9:53 pm in Governance

Communal violence is the big bane of Indian society. While on one hand the innocents are killed the guilty mostly get away without any punishment. The rate of prosecution of riot cases is very low. Even where punishments are meted out the big fish are let…

Too little too late: The Gulberg society judgment

June 17, 2016 - 5:25 pm in Society

On 2nd June 2016, judgment on the Gulberg case was pronounced, in which, out of 66 accused, the special designated court convicted 24 and acquitted 36 of the accused. The Gulberg massacre had claimed 69 lives during the 2002 pogrom which took in various places…

Condemn deaths in police firing & crackdown on protesters seeking reservation

August 28, 2015 - 5:10 pm in Rights

We condemn the deaths in police firing as well as police crackdown on protesters seeking reservation benefits for Patel.  The recent, unfortunate incidents across Gujarat only points out how misleading has been the so-called “Government of Gujarat’s Model…

Saluting Courage: Memorial for Vasant & Rajab

August 16, 2015 - 7:24 pm in Faiths

Gujarat violence (2002) was horrific. In this, after the burning of train in Godhra in which 58 innocents died, the same tragedy was made the pretext to launch the massive violence in which over one thousand people perished. In the aftermath of that I got…

Update on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014

August 6, 2015 - 10:55 am in Governance

Gujarat High Court August 4, 2015 The hearing of Smt Zakia Ahsan Jafri’s Criminal Revision Application (Nos 205/2014) began amidst a packed courtroom at the Gujarat High Court today. Present were her legal team, advocates Mihir Desai and MM Tirmizi as also…

Sardar Sarovar Project Affected Commits Suicide

July 11, 2015 - 12:21 am in Governance

Frustrated for not getting Rehabilitation Government responsible for the suicide of Tembhrya Kutarya. It’s illegal to complete the Dam that takes life of Adivasis. Chimalkhedi | 10th July: Yesterday, on 9th July 2015, in the village Chimalkhedy, barely 10…

Attorney General blocks Canadian Court’s summons for Modi

April 17, 2015 - 8:24 pm in Politics

AJC welcomes recognition of prima facie evidence to prosecute Modi The American Justice Center, an organization established to bring to justice perpetrators of mass violence and genocides, today welcomed a Canadian Court's summons to visiting Indian Prime…