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116 Dalits At Risk: Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani, an MLA from the Vadgam Assembly Constituency, Gujarat appealed on Twitter to the Government of Gujarat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for protection of 116 Dalits whom he claims are at risk due to growing intolerance towards Dalits. Before this, he has sought to subvert the caste hierarchy by fighting for their rights. The Dalits hailing from the Kutch region of Gujarat are allegedly attacked for cultivating their lands. In a plea, via Twitter, he is seeking help from the concerned authorities.

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Jignesh Mevani demands expulsion of BJP MLA Balram Thawani

Jignesh Mevani, a politician from Gujarat demanded immediate action against the BJP MLA who thrashed a woman NCP Leader in Ahmedabad. He asked PM Modi to immediately expel Balram Thawani. His tweet read, “Can we expect the Hon'ble Prime Minister (@narendramodi, @PMOIndia) to expel Gujarat MLA, Balram Thavani from Bharatiya Janata Party, who brutally thrashed NCP woman. Or will the party quietly see him thrashing a woman like this?"

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RSS-BJP's agenda is to remove quota for SC/ST: Gujarat MLA

Gujarat independent MLA Jignesh Mevani on Sunday said the RSS-BJP's main agenda is to remove quota for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). His comment came days after the Parliament passed 10% quota bill for economically backward section in general category. The quota system was introduced to give representation to socially and educationally backward people, he added. Source: HT

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Quota Law BJP's Agenda To Remove Caste-Based Reservation: Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat independent MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said on Sunday that the Centre's move to provide 10 per cent quota to the upper-caste poor is a step towards realizing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) agenda to remove caste-based reservations from the system. President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday gave his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category. The bill was passed by the Parliament on January 9. "I am apprehensive and so are the members of the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Class that this is the first step towards putting an end to the reservation on the ground of socio-educational deprivation. HT

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