Immigration racket to USA, Canada from Gujarat Continues Unabashedly

September 17, 2022 9:08 am

In January, the world was horrified by the news that a family of four from Gujarat froze to death on the Canadian-American border while illegally trying to cross to America. The family, Jagdish Patel, his wife Vaishali, 11-year-old daughter Vihangi and three-year-old son Dharmik were a part of an 11-member group that was trying to […]

Central Government Targeted Us For 2002 Just Because We Believed In A Particular Ideology: Radheshyam

August 17, 2022 1:19 pm

The 11 rape convicts in Bilkis Bano case are out of jail. They are grateful to Gujarat government for releasing them under a special remission scheme formulated to celebrate 75 years of Independence. Without naming Congress, the rape victims say they were targeted by the Central government then in power for the 2002 incident just […]

2022 Has Become As Scary As 2002: Bilkis Bano

August 17, 2022 1:18 pm

“This is 2022 but I am experiencing the same fear, insecurity and hopelessness as I did in 2002. Suddenly nothing seems to have changed. It feels like 2002,” Bilkis Bano opens up for the first time, hours after her rapists are released under a special remission scheme by Gujarat government. A woman of much courage […]

Gujarat High Court Allows Epileptic Rape Survivor To Abort 21-Week Pregnancy

August 16, 2022 5:14 pm

The Gujarat High Court has allowed a 23-year-old mentally retarded rape survivor to undergo termination of her 21-week-old pregnancy. The Single Bench of Justice Niral R Mehta said, “Mental and physical trauma that she would have to undergo if she were forced to carry the foetus and take on the onerous duties of motherhood is […]

Gujarat High Court Appreciates Prosecution For Proving Murder Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

August 12, 2022 6:45 pm

The Gujarat High Court denied the appeal of Vishrambhai Shingabhai Suvera (petitioner), an ex-Central Reserve Police Force employee who murdered his nephew, Shailesh. A division bench of Justice Vipul M Pancholi and Justice Sandeep N Bhatt upheld the Trial Court judgement and appreciated the prosecution for proving the murder case beyond a reasonable doubt.  In […]

Gujarat Hooch Tragedy: Devastating Ground Reality Of Dry State

August 3, 2022 1:51 pm

The incident took the entire country by shock. In Gujarat, which is known to be a dry state, people were dying after consuming spurious liquor. Villagers’ health deteriorated rapidly after consuming country-made liquor, heavily laced with chemicals. This liquor affected People from Rojid, Nabhoi, Chandarva, and Devgana villages in Botad and from Dhandhuka taluka. While […]

Hooch Tragedy Gujarat: AAP To Hold Protest Outside BJP Headquarters In Delhi Today

August 3, 2022 1:49 pm

After the Hooch tragedy in ‘dry’ state Gujarat claimed life of over 30 people, oppsition parties have raised some serious questions against the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in the state. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to hold a protest outside the Delhi headquarters of the saffron party, BJP today on […]

The Ability To Question Is Missing In Gujarat: Nigerian Artist Uche Iroha

August 3, 2022 3:38 pm

Uche James Iroha is a Nigerian currently visiting Gujarat. The visual artist is director, “Photo Garage” in Lagos, an organization that offers a platform for local and global intellectual photographic exchange. He also helms “Depth of Field,” a photography collective based in Lagos where he resides. But why is he in Amdavad? “A quest has […]

Gujarat Ki Beti Vidhya Has To Fight For Education Even in Year 2022

August 3, 2022 12:56 pm

Twelve kilometres from Gujarat’s political capital, Gandhinagar, and 14 kilometres from the commercial capital, Ahmedabad — lies village Amiyapur. However, education beyond class VIII is a distant dream here. Most who leg it out to the nearest school (about 5 to 7 kilometres away) are either absent most of the time or fail several times. […]

Fr. Stan Swamy: His Legacy Lives Forever

August 3, 2022 11:58 am

Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ A year ago, on 5 July 2021, when Father Stan Swamy left us, the world mourned the death of a great human being who epitomised compassion, courage, collaboration and commitment! ‘Stan’, as he was lovingly called by those close to him, died whilst he was still incarcerated. From the time he […]

US Congresswoman Ilhan Tables Resolution Against India For Human Rights Violation

August 3, 2022 11:53 am

Ilhan Omar, the Democratic Congresswoman from Minnesota, has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives condemning India for the alleged human rights violations, specifically those targeting Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Adivasis and “other religious and cultural minorities.” Introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the resolution has been sent to the House […]

Gujarat Riots Larger Conspiracy Case: SC Dismisses Zakia Jafri’s Plea

August 3, 2022 1:05 pm

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge brought by Zakia Ehsan Jafri that contested the SIT’s closure report and threw out claims of a bigger plot involving high-ranking officials and other parties in the Gujarat riots of 2002, which followed the Godhra train massacre. Over the course of fourteen days, a Bench made up of […]

Exposing: The dirty, dodgy business of human trafficking for the big American Dream 

August 3, 2022 3:13 pm

Investigation into the horrifying death of the family of four from Gujarat while trying to illegally gain entry into the US through the Canadian border last month has laid bare the schemings and workings of an intrinsic five-tiered layer chain of human trafficking. And Vibes of India, which has been bringing you exclusive details about […]

Gujarat Minorities Body Demands Action Against “Hate Mongers”

August 3, 2022 3:09 pm

Taking strong exception to a social media and poster campaign in Surat threatening bus operators against halting at highway eateries run by Muslims, a Gujarat-based human rights organisation has dashed off a letter to State DGP Ashish Bhatia to initiate action against such “hate mongers”. The letter by Mujahid Nafees, convenor of NGO Minority Coordination […]

“Gujarat Bus Operators Should Not Stop At Muslim Dhabas Or Be Ready For Consequences”

August 3, 2022 3:11 pm

Deepal Trivedi, Ajeet Tiwari and Janvi Sonaiya Gujarat highway food stall owners are jittery after the International Vishwa Hindu Parishad  and Bajrang Dal have issued a new diktat asking vigilant Hindus to inform them if they see any buses stopping for snack breaks at Muslim owned eateris or dhabas on the Highways. “Let us start […]

Dingucha: Where Death Is More Lucrative Than Life

August 3, 2022 1:39 pm

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The Misery Of Unemployment In India And The Lure Of The  American Dream

August 3, 2022 3:30 pm

Was Jagdish Patel, the Gujarat man who froze to death with his wife and two kids on the US-Canada border, merely chasing an American dream or did he leave India in a desperate, jobless and frustrated state? The incident is taking on political colours in India. While Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi refuted […]

Sexism And Cinema In Indian Auto Rickshaws.

August 3, 2022 1:33 pm

Pink and blue coloured hair, big glasses and evident love for food, that’s how you define Shefali Pandey.   Pandey has a natural tendency to observe the most mundane of things and bring out its creative or at least the funny side. A US returned professional and a Gujarati, Shefali loves the Indian rickshaws and her […]

SEWA: By The Poor, For The Poor

August 3, 2022 3:46 pm

Thirty years ago, Ushaben Rathod started her investment journey and today runs a thriving business. A resident of Bapunagar, Ushaben has spent her life as a daily wager polishing diamonds in Ahmedabad. An embodiment of the saying that entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Gujaratis, Ushaben and thousands like her have benefitted from a ‘service’ […]

No Muslim Ownership In Any Area Where There Are Hindu Temples: Gujarat Town Sprinkles Gangajal To Purify Area.

August 3, 2022 3:48 pm

When a 60 plus-year-old man Kisanbhai (name changed on request) shouted that Muslims should be beggars, not hotel owners, he meant it very sincerely. Not taking into consideration that his son who lives in the United State of America works for a Muslim-owned company, he furiously shouted anti-Muslim slogans. “This is my country. America is […]