Mahendra converted along with his wife Jagruti and two-year-old daughter. “My wife and I concluded that this discrimination was because of the caste-based hierarchy in Hindu religion. Hence, we decided to shun Hinduism and embrace Buddhism.”
A declaration on the same is likely on October 2 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend a public function at Sabarmati Riverfront to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Gandhi.
The special judge passed orders to recover compensation, concluding that the “menace” of registering false complaints of Dalit atrocities to get compensation from the government “cannot be overlooked”.
As per the freeship scheme of the state government, people from backward communities get educational assistance in the form of waiver of fees and issuance of scholarship if they fall under the prescribed annual income limit.
The Bill proposes to give powers to Gujarat government to constitute an Advisory Committee which will advise the government on various aspects of the Act that include adding new areas to the 'disturbed areas' list.
In a state that depends hugely on Narmada and where large regions have limited water resources, rainfall shortage has led to drought or water scarcity in parts of 17 districts. A look at the situation on the ground.
The proposed site has been chosen in revenue limits of Chanasma town, covering 27 revenue land survey numbers and spread over around 70 bigha. The site has proposed disposal capacity of 7.82 metric tonne of solid and liquid waste.
Accusing the upper castes in the village of discrimination, Dalits in Lhor decided to stop disposing animal carcasses as part of their “customary” service saying it was a “filthy and unpaid for” job that was thrust upon them.