Monday, April 22, 2024

Western India

Electoral politics best way to reach people: Former IPS officer Abdur Rahman on contesting LS polls

Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and Inspector General (State Human Rights Commission) of Maharastha Abdur Rahman will be contesting in Lok Sabha polls from the Dhule constituency of...

Three weeks after Hindu mob attack, Gujarat University asks 7 Afghan students to vacate hostel

Gujarat University has issued official notices to seven students from Afghanistan to vacate the hostel rooms immediately, with five already complying with the orders. The university’s action came in the wake of the recent attack on foreign students by a right-wing Hindu mob while the students were offering Taraweeh prayers on the hostel premises.

Sanjiv Bhatt gets 20 years in jail in 1996 drug planting case

A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district on Thursday sentenced former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjiv Bhatt to 20 years imprisonment in a 1996 drug planting case.

Gujarat court convicts former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in 1996 drug seizure case

A Sessions court at Palanpur in Gujarat's Banaskantha district on Wednesday convicted former IPS officer and whistleblower Sanjiv...

Denying bail to undertrial with critical health condition amounts to death sentence: Gujarat HC

Denying bail to an undertrial with a critical health condition would amount to a death sentence, the Gujarat High Court said on Monday while granting bail to a 69-year-old murder accused suffering from a rare disease, Bar and Bench reported.

“We are not safe,” foreign students say after Hindutva group attacks them for praying Taraweeh at hostel

A Hindutva mob attacked Muslim international students studying at Gujarat University, one of the public state universities in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, over offering Taraweeh prayers at their hostel on Saturday...

When I visited Gulbarg Society

“How do you feel when your family members fall ill or catch some disease? 19 members of my family were brutally killed, my mother, my wife, my son, my brothers, my sister-in-law, my aunty, my nieces, and my nephews all of them had been slaughtered that day," says Rafiq Mansuri, a survivor of Gulberg Society massacre, part of 2002 Gujarat Muslim genocide.
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Hours after bail, Mufti Salman Azhari booked under PASA, sent to jail again

Islamic scholar Mufti Salman Azhari has been granted bail in all the cases registered in Gujarat, but Junagadh Police have now booked him under the PASA Act, resulting in his detention at Vadodara Jail, according to his official social media account.

Right-wing groups protest screening Kashmir film at Pune National Film Archive of India

Members of the Hindutva group staged a protest on Sunday at the National Film Archive of India in Pune for screening a film on Kashmir. Pune Police said the...
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BJP workers attack journalist Nikhil Wagle’s car in Maharashtra’s Pune

A vehicle carrying journalist Nikhil Wagle, activist Vishwambhar Choudhary and human rights lawyer Asim Sarode was attacked in Pune by alleged Bharatiya Janata Party supporters on Friday. Videos of the...

Congress, AAP support Gujarat Assembly resolution hailing Narendra Modi for Ram temple event

On Monday, the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party in Gujarat backed a resolution in the state Assembly, extending congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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Public flogging of Muslim men: Supreme Court stays contempt proceedings against Gujarat cops

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the contempt of court proceedings against the four Gujarat Police officers who publicly flogged Muslim men in Kheda district in 2022.

Gujarat: 14 school children, 2 teachers dead after boat capsizes in Vadodara

At least 14 school students and two teachers drowned after their boat capsized in the Harni Lake on the outskirts of Vadodara, Gujarat on Thursday.
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Ahmedabad: Muslim auto driver assaulted by Hindutva men over his Hindu passenger’s ‘mistake’

A Muslim Auto driver was brutally beaten by a group of Hindu nationalists in the Vasna, Gupta Nagar area of Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district on 14 January.

Gujarat: 14 booked for human trafficking in Nicaragua flight case

The Gujarat Police filed a First Investigation Report against 14 suspected immigration agents linked to a charter flight trying to take 303 Indians from the United Arab Emirates to...
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“Today is truly the New Year for me…”: Full text of Bilkis Bano’s statement

Bilkis Bano, the survivor of one of the most horrific crimes during the 2002 Gujarat Muslim genocide, said today is "truly the New Year" for her as the 11 Hindutva men responsible for killing her family and gangraping her will soon be back behind the bars.

Bilkis Bano case: Supreme Court overrules Gujarat govt decision to grant remission to 11 convicts

Bilkis Bano's petition challenging the early release of 11 convicts who raped her and killed her family during the 2002 Gujarat genocide is valid, the Supreme Court said today.
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