The court of Justice Vipul Pancholi granted a stay on Mevani’s arrest for two days in relation to an FIR accusing him of “defaming a school by tweeting a fake video” in May. The court is expected to hear the matter next on Monday.
Mevani said that caste as a phenomenon remains an “elephant in the room”, which nobody wishes to address. “The phenomenon of caste has distorted life in India. Yet, unfortunately, we as a nation are not ashamed."
The families who received agricultural land parcels under the provisions of the Agriculture Land Ceiling (ALC) Act are unable to cultivate it due to alleged encroachment on it by non-Dalits, Mevani said in the memorandum.