Parimal A Dabhi


Gujarat Dalit flogging: ‘If we are treated this way for cleaning their filth, we won’t do it at all’
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

For generations, Dalits in Mota Samadhiyala village of Gujarat’s Una taluka have faced discrimination at the hands of the upper castes. But this time, when seven of them were flogged for skinning a dead cow, something snapped.

Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Ousted MoS claims boss, Gujarat CM went to PM Modi against him
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Vasava also had a run-in with Shyam S Agarwal, Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, who he claimed did not respond to his letters.

Modi Cabinet expansion: The importance of Parshottam Rupala
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Rupala is considered a powerful Patidar leader who can infuse a sense of confidence into BJP workers at the state level.

Modi cabinet expansion: The Patidar factor in new faces from Gujarat
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Caste will be the game-changer in the 2017 assembly elections, say political pundits.

Two-day Gujarat BJP meet concludes in Patel bastion Mehsana
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Rupani said that the messages of decisions taken during the executive committee meeting will be systematically sent to all the tiers of the party in the state in the coming days.

Don’t feel threatened, acknowledge women’s power, CM Anandiben Patel tells partymen
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

The CM was addressing party workers at the concluding day of the two-day Gujarat BJP executive meeting at Dudhsagar Dairy.

Centre’s poser to Gujarat over Land ceiling amendment Bill
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The amendments propose that now, surplus land of the government under the Bill could be allotted to an Urban Local Body (ULB) and the ULB, in turn, could allot the land to anybody for any “public purpose”.

To quell rumours ahead of 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls, Anandiben reaches out to masses
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Over the past few months, Anandiben’s government has announced various schemes. She is now touring the length and breadth of the state telling people about them.

Three commercial courts start functioning in Gujarat
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The courts, established under the provisions of the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015, will exclusively adjudicate commercial matters of Rs 1 crore or above.

Gujarat polarisation panel held no hearing, wound up
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

The detailed inquiry into “polarisation of population on the basis of different religions” in the state since independence was wound up last year because it made no headway.

Revenue dept says the task ‘nearly impossible’
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

ATR admits that in many cases of allocated land, the grantee does not possess land because it has been encroached upon.

Dalit family can’t build toilet due to upper-caste ‘opposition’ in Mehsana
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Lakshmipura-Bhandu is a small village of Visnagar taluka in Mehsana, home district of CM Anandiben Patel.

Simply put: A Gujarat bill that has bounced 3 times
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

On January 28, the President returned the Gujarat Control of Terrorism & Organised Crime Bill, 2015, while seeking clarifications on some provisions.

Allocation of Surplus land to landless: Govt forms fact-finding panel
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

As per government records, 1,63,808 acres have been allotted to 37,198 landless farmers in Gujarat in the last 55 years; and around 17,000 of them were from the SC community.

750 MW solar park to come up in Banaskantha
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Total budget for the latest solar park is likely to be at least around Rs 4,500 crore.

Gujarat govt eases norms for old age pension
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Sources said that presently there are two schemes of old age pension existing in Gujarat — one by the Centre and the other by the state government.

Narmada project: Against CM’s adviser suggestions, govt opts for underground pipeline, invites tenders
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

The panel’s main argument against UGPL project was limited number of beneficiaries and excessive maintenance.

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project- Underground pipeline has limited reach, more trouble: Expert panel
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

So far, of 48,058 km sub-minor canals, work on 10,216.92 km has been completed.

Gujarat govt likely to give bonus to cotton farmers
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

A decision to provide financial aid to cotton farmers will be officially taken as soon as CM Anandiben Patel clears it.

Gujarat civic polls: In Unjha, both Congress, BJP claim Independents’ support
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

BJP claims support of 19 Independents; Cong says 24 Independents on its side

Patidar protest effect on civic poll: In Unjha, BJP fields no one, banks on ‘its Independents’
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

BJP is in power in this municipality for the last two decades.

Leap of faith: Why a Dalit family did not light diyas this Diwali
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

That’s just one of the changes in their lives after their conversion to Buddhism.

Patidar protest effect on civic poll: No candidate to contest with BJP symbol in Unjha
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Returning Officer for the Unjha Nagarpalika V A Asari confirmed that no candidate has filed nomination on the BJP symbol.

Ahmedabad DM orders probe into Dalits’ conversion
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

90 Dalits from different parts of Gujarat converted to Buddhism at the programme organised by the Gujarat Buddhist Academy.

Governor clears bill for key changes in land laws, another sent to President
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Tenancy bill, signed by Kohli, promises equity shares to those who sell their land to companies; Agricultural Land Ceiling (Amendment) Bill proposes use of surplus farm land for industrial purpose.

‘Poor to rich’, ‘illegal to legal’: Changes to Gujarat land laws
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Amendments cleared by the Assembly in the last session can fundamentally change land use patterns. It is being alleged that lands meant for the poor will now be given to the rich. PARIMAL DABHI explains the key issues.

Panchayat polls postponed; Caste-war kind of situation in Gujarat: poll panel to High Court
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

The polls for 230 taluka panchayats and 31 district panchayats in the state were slated to be held in October-November this year.

Crackdown on Hardik Patel supporters, 17 nabbed in Gujarat
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Hardik and his associates had gone to Tenpur village of Bayad taluka where a function was organised by Patidars to pay homage to those Patidars who were killed in violence.

Terror taint off, man acquitted in Akshardham case details ‘torture’ in book
Sat, May 23, 2015

Bullets would whizz past his right, his left. Never striking, only striking fear. Once, they poured petrol in his anus. And on another occasion, they gave him electric shocks in his private parts.

Armed with bows and arrows, a Gujarat farmers’ squad that ploughs disputed land
Tue, May 19, 2015

He has been paying land tax for years. However, come sowing season, he sharpens his arrows, strings his bow to prepare for any eventuality.

Gujarat judge Jyotsana who convicted Kodnani, Babu Bajrangi gets 22 threat letters
Mon, May 11, 2015

On August 29, 2012, Yagnik delivered the Naroda Patiya case order, convicting 32 people, among them Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi.

Explained: Terror laws compared
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Gujarat Governor O P Kohli last week sent the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 for the President’s assent.

Rape of Dalit women registers 500% increase since 2001, RTI reveals
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Rape of Dalit women rose in Gujarat over the last 13 years, reaching the highest in 2014, higher by 500 per cent since 2001.

Gujarat: Special court acquits all 6 accused in 2002 Prantij British nationals’ killing case
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The judgement comes on the day that happens to be the 13th anniversary of the infamous 2002 Godhra train carnage.

HIV-positive Class X student gets free education under RTE
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

The DEO’s action came following a representation by a city-based voluntary organisation, Dalit Hak Rakshak Manch.

Gujarat cop arrested for tampering with gangrape FIR
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The officer had taken off the names of local BJP leaders in the second FIR.