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Simply put: How Gujarat Police’s projects will fight crime
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

As part of VISWAS - Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security - over 7,000 CCTV cameras are being installed at traffic junctions, entry and exit points and other strategic locations in 41 cities of Gujarat.

Gujarat school gets students to pen CAA postcards to PM, parents force retreat
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Dozens of parents went to the office of the school trustee-cum-owner to protest against the exercise.

Tribal district of Dang: Families with Christian and Hindu members show the way to communal harmony
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

According to Census 2011, of the total 2,28, 291 population, spread across 308 villages and three towns, Scheduled Tribes constituted 94.65 per cent (Hindus were 2,03,545, Muslims 3,593 and Christians 20,029).

Surat: Child trafficking racket busted; 135 kids rescued
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

Officials said that the raid is still going on and a total of 135 kids, all boys, have been rescued, were allegedly brought to Gujarat for household and factory work.

Gujarat: Modasa observes bandh to protest CAA and NRC
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

The bandh, called by the Aravalli Muslim Coordination Committee, was observed in select pockets of Modasa, even as Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel arrived in the town to inaugurate a newly built circuit house.

Gujarat: Two FIRs identify anti-CAA protesters as Muslims
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

When asked how the crowd was identified as belonging to one community, the complainant, Sub-inspector L P Rana, told The Indian Express, “Muslims and Hindus look different. Also, Hindus won’t come to protest this, only Muslims can. But regardless, we are examining footage.”

Payal Rohatgi detained for comments on Nehru family
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

In the video, which she posted on her social media accounts on September 6 and 21, Rohatgi made comments about members of the Nehru-Gandhi family, including Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi.

Nanavati Commission report tabled in Assembly: ‘Mistrust grew due to history of communal violence since 1714’
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

The two historic cities of Gujarat - Ahmedabad and Vadodara - faced the worst violence during the 2002 riots, with a total of 442 and 49 people getting killed respectively over a span of three months.

2002 Gujarat riots: ‘Vadodara police was too exhausted, Ahmedabad force was short-staffed’
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

A total of 597 offences were registered at different police stations in Vadodara city between February 27, 2002 and May 31, 2002, with 49 persons getting killed and 285 injured, as per the report.

2002 Gujarat riots: Nanavati report junks evidence by 3 former IPS officers, indicts then JCP
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The report points to the role of the then JCP, mentioning how the senior police officer left Naroda Patiya and Gulberg Society areas, which were under his jurisdiction, just before the violence and returned only after the killings.

‘Custodial death’ of Dalit youth: Gujarat Police give NHRC summon another miss
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Kantilal Parmar, a Dalit activist, approached the NHRC seeking its intervention in the matter. “We demand Rs 1 crore compensation for the victim’s family and government job for his younger brother,” Parmar told The Indian Express.

Dalit man’s custodial death inquiry: NHRC pulls up Gujarat Police over ‘callous, irresponsible attitude’
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

A copy of an NHRC summon notice, in this case, has been accessed by The Indian Express which shows the rights body lashing out at the IG Prisons of Gujarat Police for his failure to submit the requisite report or appear before the commission back in September this year despite repeated notices.

Gujarat: Cannabis strain worth Rs 90 lakh seized from Hemp farmland in Amreli
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Hemp is a strain from the 'Cannabis Sativa' plant popularly known as marijuana and usually serves industrial purposes. However, hemp strains, although containing a lower level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has been used for intoxication.

Naroda Patiya: ‘Insecure’ survivors of riots still flee whenever anything ‘major’ happens
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

On February 28, 2002, a mob attacked the Muslim dominated area and killed 97 persons along with several cases of rape and arson, making it the single biggest massacre to occur during the Gujarat riots of 2002.

Crimes spike on cyber space in Gujarat
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Cyber crime cases are increasing in Gujarat, with fraudsters preying on gullible victims mostly in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, throwing up more challenges for the police. As per the latest NCRB data, the state ranks 13th among all states and Union territories in cyber crime cases; in banking fraud cases, Ahmedabad ranked third with 25 cases per one lakh of population.

Cyclone Maha: Diu beaches shut, tourist spots deserted
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

The local administration has banned entry of tourists on beaches and has issued an advisory to all hotels to not allow any more tourists till the cyclone threat persists.

Ahmedabad: Dalit youth stripped, flogged after altercation with restaurant owner
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

A purported video of the incident that emerged Monday was reminiscent of the Una flogging incident of 2016, which had rocked the Gujarat politics.

Pak national held in 2015 for infiltration dies in Ahmedabad
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The man, Himmat Gul Hussain, was termed “mentally unstable” by authorities and was being held at the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) in Bhuj since his arrest on July 20, 2015.

Mentally unstable Pakistani man, who was arrested along Kutch border, dies in Ahmedabad
Wed, Oct 30, 2019

According to police and health officials, Himmat Gul Hussain, a Pakistani national who was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) on July 20, 2015 in Kutch, died at the Civil Hospital on October 24.

The two Gujarat bypoll campaigns: Ram Mandir and plan to annex PoK versus jobs and slowdown
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani did address local issues, but the focus of his campaign was more about “Ram Mandir in Ayodhya” and the BJP’s plan to annex Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, and the ‘mard sarkar’ at the Centre.

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