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Fake video case: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was booked for 'defaming' school in Valsad, discharged
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Fake video case: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was booked for 'defaming' school in Valsad, discharged

A defamation case was filed against the Independent MLA after he shared a video of a teacher beating a student and attributed it wrongly to RMVM School in Valsad

Allow Chandrashekhar Azad to visit AIIMS, Opposition leaders urge Centre; Priyanka Gandhi says 'govt's lack of humanity shameful'
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Allow Chandrashekhar Azad to visit AIIMS, Opposition leaders urge Centre; Priyanka Gandhi says 'govt's lack of humanity shameful'

A number of political leaders said Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad must be allowed access to medical care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Twitterati thanks CM Uddhav Thackeray for halting work at Aarey car shed; others blame him for 'slowing down' infrastructural projects
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Twitterati thanks CM Uddhav Thackeray for halting work at Aarey car shed; others blame him for 'slowing down' infrastructural projects

Not only this, on Sunday, CM announced that the state government has ordered the withdrawal of all cases filed against environmentalists during the agitations against the construction of Aarey metro car shed.

133 people died in police custody in Gujarat since April 2017, Vijay Rupani informs state Assembly
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133 people died in police custody in Gujarat since April 2017, Vijay Rupani informs state Assembly

More than 130 people died in police custody in Gujarat in the last two years, the state government informed the legislative Assembly on Thursday

Jignesh Mevani seeks protection for 116 Dalit farmers in Kutch facing 'death threats' over land ownership issues
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Jignesh Mevani seeks protection for 116 Dalit farmers in Kutch facing 'death threats' over land ownership issues

Days after the alleged murder of a Dalit deputy Sarpanch in Botad district of Gujarat, MLA Jignesh Mevani appealed to the state government to provide security to 116 Dalit farmers in Kutch district

Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in Gujarat
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Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in Gujarat

Dalit civil society groups including Navsarjan and also Mevani organised a meeting to tackle discrimination being faced by Dalits on 22 May, 2019 in Lhor village in Kadi taluka.

AAP-BJP engage in ugly battle over derogatory pamphlet against Atishi Marlena; netizens pick sides with #IStandWithAtishi and #IStandWithGambhir
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AAP-BJP engage in ugly battle over derogatory pamphlet against Atishi Marlena; netizens pick sides with #IStandWithAtishi and #IStandWithGambhir

Meanwhile, Gambhir moved court against Kejriwal, Sisodia and Atishi with a defamation suit on Friday. 'I condemn what has happened. I am from a family where I have been taught to respect women. I didn't know Arvind Kejriwal would stoop so low. I have filed a defamation case,' he said.

Verdict will decide course of Dalit politics
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Verdict will decide course of Dalit politics

BSP faces an existential crisis and continues to decline despite the SP alliance in UP

Atrocities on Dalits and tribals up by 70% in Gujarat between 2003 and 2018; conviction rate below 5% in Modi's first 3 yrs as PM
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Atrocities on Dalits and tribals up by 70% in Gujarat between 2003 and 2018; conviction rate below 5% in Modi's first 3 yrs as PM

Atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat have been rising steadily in the last two decades with the state witnessing a 72 percent increase in the number of registered cases between 2003 and 2018

BJP struggles to assuage hurt Dalit pride in Gujarat's Junagarh; Una flogging incident still haunts party
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BJP struggles to assuage hurt Dalit pride in Gujarat's Junagarh; Una flogging incident still haunts party

The Dalits are disappointed with the BJP, its state leaders and also Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not standing up for them after the Una incident.

Priyanka Gandhi's meet with Chandrashekhar Azad not just courtesy call, but strategy of escalation with BSP isn't smart move
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Priyanka Gandhi's meet with Chandrashekhar Azad not just courtesy call, but strategy of escalation with BSP isn't smart move

Priyanka is making a statement – one that Rahul Gandhi, her brother and Congress president, has made before. We are prepared to fly solo, where we must. Trying to bring Azad onside is of a piece with the Congress’s strategy to incorporate young activism-driven leaders – think Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakore.

'I want to be free, not a nut and bolt of the state': Principal of Gujarat college who resigned over Jignesh Mevani row
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'I want to be free, not a nut and bolt of the state': Principal of Gujarat college who resigned over Jignesh Mevani row

Hemantkumar Shah, principal of HK Arts College who resigned over a Jignesh Mevani controversy, speaks about the state of education institutes and academic freedom in Gujarat.

Will the Mamata Banerjee versus Centre battle end up uniting opposition parties against BJP even more?
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Will the Mamata Banerjee versus Centre battle end up uniting opposition parties against BJP even more?

From Rahul Gandhi to Omar Abdullah, from Arvind Kejriwal to Sharad Pawar, the length and breadth of India's regional political forces seem to have latched on to the lucrative pre-poll situation presented by Mamata's protests following a CBI team's visit to question the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for his alleged involvement in a chit fund scam.

'My support will be to the people': Jignesh Mevani on being asked about support for Rahul Gandhi's candidature for PM
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'My support will be to the people': Jignesh Mevani on being asked about support for Rahul Gandhi's candidature for PM

Dalit rights activist Jignesh Mevani on Saturday was evasive when asked about his stand on Rahul Gandhi.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Ahead of first anniversary of clashes, Pune Police on alert to prevent untoward incidents
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Bhima-Koregaon violence: Ahead of first anniversary of clashes, Pune Police on alert to prevent untoward incidents

Violence had marred the bicentenary celebration of the battle of Bhima-Koregaon and its repercussions had haunted Maharashtra for the next few months.

Jignesh Mevani meets Mamata Banerjee, urges her to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls together to fight BJP
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Jignesh Mevani meets Mamata Banerjee, urges her to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls together to fight BJP

Jignesh Mevani on Monday called on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and urged all "pro-poor progressive forces" to keep aside their ideological differences.

TIFF 2018: Anand Patwardhan’s Vivek is an exhaustive commentary on a diminishing democracy
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TIFF 2018: Anand Patwardhan’s Vivek is an exhaustive commentary on a diminishing democracy

Vivek, divided into eight chapters, is an exhaustive commentary on the way an orthodox, militant and right-wing Hinduism has taken over every bastion of democratic thought in India.

Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police
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Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police

The arrests of the five activists, in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, highlights the violation of all due procedures and is a mockery of the legal system, said a joint statement signed by over 30 civil society groups.

Rahul Gandhi’s grand ‘I am the Congress’ tweet fools nobody, people know politics is not a game for the pious
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Rahul Gandhi’s grand ‘I am the Congress’ tweet fools nobody, people know politics is not a game for the pious

The Congress’ political trajectory since the 70s followed a course that tapped the social fault lines.

Demonetisation and GST 'lethal surgical strikes' by Narendra Modi on 125 crore Indians, says Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani
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Demonetisation and GST 'lethal surgical strikes' by Narendra Modi on 125 crore Indians, says Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has executed a "lethal surgical strike" on 125 crore Indians by not providing jobs and implementing the note ban and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said.