Parimal A Dabhi

Articles By Parimal A Dabhi

In Gujarat, 2 Dalit families convert to Buddhism, cite cancelled garba

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.”

Navjivan Trust keeps youngsters in touch with Bapu through its designer khadi, cafe and gallery

Apart from the ethnic wear shop, the trust, over the years, started the Karma Cafe and Satya to be relevant to the contemporary times.

World class Gandhi memorial on the anvil at Sabarmati

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.

Justice Akil Kureshi denies speculation on quitting over Collegium move

Speaking to The Indian Express, Justice Kureshi made it clear that he had not resigned, but refused to take further questions.

Get back compensation paid to Dalits: Gujarat Judge to govt in three cases

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”.

Gujarat: Ambedkar slogan in Class 5 textbook to be corrected

A decision was taken by the authorities after a meeting with Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Monday.

Gujarat govt school textbook rewrites Ambedkar slogan

The group demanded to restore the slogan in its original form while removing the tweaked portion from it.

Death of two school kids: Asaram, son get clean chit from probe commission

The Commission said that just because the bodies were found in mutilated condition, it cannot be concluded according to medical jurisprudence that black magic was the cause of death.

Come out of ‘hum do, hamare barah’ mentality: Gujarat BJP MLA to minorities

He also said some people from the minority communities were involved in eloping with Hindu women in the name of “Love Jihad” and this should be discouraged.

Gujarat: Tribal people with up to Rs 4.5 lakh income can avail of freeship scheme

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.

Explained: Why Gujarat Assembly amended Disturbed Areas Act

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.

Attacks on Gujarat Dalits: Assailants on bail, parole

This was the fourth such case in less than two months in Saurashtra where those accused of murder returned to attack the family members of their victims or against whom they had a grouse.

Gujarat: Rs 2,150 cr spent on drought a burden on state’s finances

This year, Gujarat is facing a severe water crisis and 96 talukas of 17 districts in the state have been declared either drought affected or scarcity affected.

Proposal sent to Gujarat govt: Plan to bar begging at 10 religious sites

The proposal has been sent to the state government to accommodate it in the upcoming Budget session of the Assembly, scheduled to begin from July 2.

Simply Put: Gujarat – Little rain, just one key river

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.

Villagers in Gujarat’s Patan stay put: Won’t allow our land to dispose of waste

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.

If horses had wishes…

Hit by stones during an attack on a Dalit wedding party in Gujarat, Yuvraj bled unnoticed for hours under finery and died. He was 4.

Gujarat: Horse used in Dalit wedding succumbs to stone-pelting injuries

Following the death, police have added Section 429 of the IPC (mischief by killing cattle) to the FIR against 43 upper case people.

Surat fire: Second exit was blocked, led to high casualty

SMC suspends deputy engineer, total suspension now 3.

Behind Gujarat boycott: Dalits won’t pick carcasses, want equal treatment

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.