QAhmedabad: Clashes After Dalit Wedding Procession Attacked & More
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QAhmedabad: Clashes After Dalit Wedding Procession Attacked & More

1. Village Tense After Stones Hurled at Dalit Wedding Procession

Stones were hurled at a wedding procession of a Dalit groom allegedly by upper castes people in a village in Gujarat’s Aravalli district on Sunday leading to violence and police lathicharge.

In less than a week’s time, this is the fourth such incident in Gujarat in which Dalits have faced resistance from local upper castes while carrying out wedding procession in their villages.

Also on Sunday, a marriage procession of a Dalit youth at Sitvada village in Prantij tehsil of Sabarkantha district was held under heavy police deployment fearing attack from members of the upper castes. Two days ago, a Dalit constable’s wedding procession in the same area was also held under police protection.

(Source: The Indian Express)


2. Migration From Drought-Hit Kutch: 250 Herder Families, 10,000 Cattle Left High & Dry in Sanand

Mohammed Soda used to work as a driver till last year. This year, with severe drought ravaging India’s largest grassland Banni, in Kutch district, Soda temporarily gave up his job to take care of his family of five and the 50 cows and buffaloes he owns, and travelled 400 kilometres to Sanand in search of food and water. However, with the Ahmedabad district collector refusing to allocate fodder for cattle, an estimated 250 Muslim families like Soda’s, who have migrated to Sanand with around 10,000 cattle are uncertain about their immediate future.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Coming up in Gujarat, Sindhis’ Own Sacred Shrine

Cheti Chand, which marks the start of the Sindhi new year, is usually celebrated by members of the community away from home soil, which became a part of Pakistan at the time of Partition.

This year, though on a parched plot of land in Gujarat’s Kutch that was a part of the erstwhile Sindh province and at the very spot on the banks of Kori where river Sindhu is believed to have once ended its journey, Sindhis got their own sacred spot, their holy of holies, the Jhulelal Tirthdham.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Conspiracy Alleged in Body Swap by VS Hospital, Case Filed

Police have booked a case against the “doctors and medical staff” of VS Hospital in Ahmedabad for fraud and criminal conspiracy, a day after the staff of its mortuary swapped the body of a murder victim with that of a pregnant woman.

The family of 19-year-old Mittal Jadav, the murder victim, was handed the body of 26-year-old Nasreen Sayyed, who died during childbirth at the hospital.

Both families have alleged negligence on the part of the hospital. “We have demanded action against the erring doctors and medical staff of VS Hospital who made us go through an ordeal on Friday,” said Ramesh Jadav. “Today, as per procedure, police again asked me to identify the body of my daughter Mittal.”

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Three Persons Killed, 6 Injured in Road Accident in Banaskantha

Three persons, including a two-year-old girl, were Sunday killed and six others injured after the sports utility vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Gujarat's Banaskantha district, police said.

The incident happened near Ratanpur village in the district's Palanpur taluka, an official said.

"A family from Palanpur was on their way to Ambaji to visit a temple. Their SUV, a jeep loaded with sound systems and another one with cattle collided. The SUV overturned, killing three persons and injuring six others, two of them grievously," a Palanpur taluka police station official said.

(Source: PTI)

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