QAhmedabad: Una Victim Writes to Prez to End Life & More Stories

Vashram writes that the victims were promised five acres of land and jobs but none of the promises were delivered.

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The Una incident in Gujarat where seven Dalit men were brutally beaten up for skinning a dead cow.

1. Una Victim Writes to Prez to End Life

One of the four victims of the Una flogging incident of 2016, Vashram Sarvaiya, wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, expressing his anguish against the Gujarat government for not fulfilling their demands from allocating land to provision of security. Vashram has demanded permission to go on an indefinite strike outside BJP MLA Kirit Solanki’s house.

In his letter, Vashram writes that after the flogging incident former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel visited them and promised five acres of land and jobs based on their qualifications. But not a single promise has been kept. Vashram had also demanded police protection for the victims from the accused who recently got bail and attacked another Dalit man in Una.

Vashram also demanded jobs because they have quit their traditional jobs of skinning dead cattle.

(Source: Times of India)


2. May Take Years to Bring Ponzi Scamster to India

It is now clear that Vinay Shah, mastermind behind the Rs 260 crore Ponzi scam who was arrested in Pokhra, Nepal, will not be extradited to India anytime soon. This is because Shah can only be brought to India after he secures bail from Nepalese authorities and is released. Only then can Indian authorities claim his custody.

According to DGP CID (Crime) Ashish Bhatia, Shah is in judicial custody in Nepal and doesn’t have enough money to pay for bail. Here in Gujarat his bank accounts have been frozen and all his cash seized. Whereas in Nepal, the authorities there have seized all his cash.

Shah was arrested by Nepalese police after which his custody was transferred to department of revenue investigation, for illegally possessing Nepalese and foreign currency.

(Source: Times of India)

3. Study Find 14% Adolescent Girls in City Have PCOS

In a study, ‘Prevalence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and its Associated Risk Factors among Adolescent Girls in Ahmedabad Region’, published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, authors NA Desai, RY Tiwari and Snehal Patel studied 881 school going girls between the ages 13-18 and found that 119 girls or 13.5 per cent had PCOS.

According to Dr Snehal Patel who is an assistant professor with the Institute of Pharmacy at Nirma University, said that there is a significant correlation between lifestyle and PCOS. Majority of the girls who were diagnosed with PCOS have a heavier body mass index (BMI) than other girls under the study. The purpose of the study was to ascertain how lifestyle affects hormones in adolescent girls.

(Source: Times of India)


4. Minister of State for Home Operated on for Oral Cancer

Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja (56) was operated on for Oral Cancer on Monday. Doctors said his condition is stable and he will be kept in the ICU under observation for the next 48-72 hour. Ahmedabad has become the Oral Cancer capital of India with incidence rate of 17.1 per one lakh persons.

This spike has been attributed to the high consumption of tobacco products in the state. In Gujarat 51 per cent men and 7.4 per cent women consume tobacco in one form or the other. According to sources, Jadeja has problems opening his mouth fully which is considered an early sign of pre-cancer or cancer in the mouth.

(Source: Times of India)

5. Ex-BJP Minister Crosses Over to Congress in Gujarat

Former BJP minister in Gujarat, Sundersinh Chauhan, Tuesday joined the Congress in protest against ‘anti-farmer’ policies of the ruling party. Chauhan had served as an MLA for four terms and also as a minister of state (MoS). He was inducted into the Congress fold by state unit party president Amit Chavda and party in-charge for Gujarat Rajiv Satav.

Chauhan had headed Social Justice and Empowerment department and Labour and Employment portfolio as an MoS. He had represented Ahmedabad Assembly seat in Kheda taluka for four terms till 2012 when he was defeated by Congress candidate Gautam Chauhan. He was not given a ticket for the 2017 Assembly polls.

Chauhan was also made a parliamentary secretary by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the past. Chauhan had resigned from the saffron party a few days back.

(Source: PTI)

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