October 25, 2020 2:44 am
The ruling was primarily on grounds of parity—nearly 28 other co-accused are already out on bail—as well as considering the fact that he had undergone the sentence which could be imposed upon him.
January 14, 2020 1:05 am
The letter dated January 7, written by one of the Dalit flogging victims, Vashrambhai Sarvaiya, addresses the President of India, stating that the victims be either be allocated land for farming as they have no means of employment at present, or their citizenship be cancelled.
January 13, 2020 10:35 pm
"Despite being Hindus, we are not considered as Hindu and we have been through torture/harassment and we are not considered a citizen of India," one of the victims in the 2016 Una Dalit flogging case said.
July 03, 2019 4:17 am
Vashram Sarvaiya, the complainant, is one of the eight Dalit victims who were assaulted allegedly while they were skinning the carcass of a cow in Mota Samadhiyala village, and also allegedly kidnapped, taken to Una town and flogged on July 21, 2016.
July 02, 2019 8:57 pm
In a plea filed on May 31 this year, one of the Dalit victims had submitted that much time had elapsed since he, his family members and relatives were assaulted by cow vigilantes, but they were still awaiting justice.
November 27, 2018 10:38 pm
Writing on behalf of his family, Vashram Sarvaiya stated in his letter that the state government had failed to keep promises the then chief minister Anandiben Patel had made to his family in the aftermath of the brutal assault on his family and relatives on July 11, 2016.
August 01, 2018 5:19 am
Last Friday, the trial court framed charges after one of the accused, Vikramsinh Gohil, who had gone absconding after getting interim bail, surrendered. Three months ago, the trial was shifted to Veraval from Una.
June 11, 2018 1:17 am
The rights activist, Kaushik Parmar, in his representation referred to the minister’s statement, saying he was “very happy with the (minister’s) statement” that he would take up the issue of withdrawing the cases with the state Home Department.
January 09, 2018 8:38 pm
"We have decided to convert to Buddhism as we have faced a lot of discrimination due to our traditional profession for skinning dead animals," one of the victims said.
July 13, 2017 1:10 am
“We would not know how to take the body back to the village for the final rites... Our ancestors lived there for over 400 years... We don’t know of any celebration or mourning anywhere else,” says Asha, 27, her face covered with a dupatta.