That is much larger than Muslims (35), Adivasis (26) and Dalits (13) as well as upper castes. In three of the cases including Parmar’s, the victims were RTI activists and had been threatened multiple times prior to the attack—repeated complaints of which were allegedly ignored by the police. Scheduled Caste makes up to 12.8 percent of Chhattisgarh's population mainly residing in plains, Baghel said adding that they follow Satnami sect founded by Guru Ghasidas. The government has the power to influence people’s values and with the powers that be promoting vegetarianism, many people from the lower castes fell in line. Within years of the BJP taking power in the state, non-veg serving restaurants became almost non-existent in cities like Ahmedabad. Some residents who had moved in from out of town reported that maids hired for cleaning utensils often had a condition: if you eat non-veg please clean the dishes yourself. But the 1980s were marked by severe anti-reservation riots led by upper caste communities. were only 4%; Other migrant communities like Lingayats from Karnataka and Gujjars from Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh were among the remaining fraction of the society who later settled in Maharashtra. As per details from Census 2011, Jammu and Kashmir has population of 1.25 Crores, an increase from figure of 1.01 Crore in 2001 census. It was say that who rupe on these will rule gujarat. Caste-based dynamics were so powerful that upper caste Christians could not bear the reality of a situation in which people, whom they saw as their inferiors till yesterday, would celebrate Christmas with them. Though Gujarat has become the first state to announce implementation of 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category, it is Madhya Pradesh where politics has shifted to the upper castes, loosely also called the "forwards". A casual visitor to Gujarat or an outsider with a cursory knowledge of Gujarati society will find Rupani’s views reflective of reality, because to an outsider Gujarat already appears to be a vegetarian state. 4 upper caste men named in Hathras case. A disturbing video of a group of men brutally assaulting a minor girl in Gujarat for allegedly eloping with a man, is being shared with false claims that men from the upper castes in Uttar Pradesh are punishing a lower caste woman for drawing water from their well. Till 2003, Madhya Pradesh politics was dominated by the upper castes. Even among upper castes, Rajputs have increased their dominance in both these states, with a share of 40% or more among the upper caste MLAs in both states. 2. Agri 12011/68/93-BCC(C) dt 10.09.1993 2. Large tracts were being illegally cultivated by upper caste farmers. New religious and social movements that supported the BJP helped to convert the lower castes – who were traditionally fish eaters, given Gujarat’s long coastline – into vegetarians. Total population of Gujarat as per 2011 census is 60,439,692 of which male and female are 31,491,260 and 28,948,432 respectively. The anti-reservation riots were successful because they were supported by the Patels. The Patels, however, are an unlikely caste to be seeking such recognition: they are in fact dominant in Gujarat, prominent, successful and wealthy beyond their share of 15% of the state's population. Fundamental changes in the caste system of Maharashtra are bound to take place. Religion wise 1. Bopal is a Census Town city situated in Daskroi Taluka of Ahmadabad district. In terms of the growth of scheduled caste communities, Chhatisgarh led from the front with a 35.4% jump in ten years to 32.7 lakh in 2011. Ever since then, the Patels have formed the backbone of the BJP’s support. They can very well decide the future government," Gaurang Jani, sociologist at Ahmedabad's Gujarat University said. But the reservation policies had kicked in, resulting in the Patels – who were not OBCs – finding it hard to get admission to colleges. Briefing news persons at the end of meeting, Joshi said “the BJP Government in Gujarat should follow the example of the Tamil Nadu Government and give monthly salary to all the temple priests in the State.”. Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Navsarjan, a human rights organisation working on Dalit rights in Gujarat about the murder of a Dalit (lower caste untouchable community according to the caste Hindus in India) by upper and dominant caste persons in Kasumbad village, Gujarat. Once economically well off, they sought to empower their children through education. In Gujarat state, Christinity is followed by 0.52 %, Jainism by 0.96 %, Sikhism by 0.10 % and Buddhism by 0.10 %. The data for 2020 & 2021 is under process and will be updated in few weeks. 8 — Demographics — Break of Richest 20% by social group — Upper caste — NSS0 9 — Demographics — Ex Service men by population — Raksha Mantri … Forward caste (referred as General Class/General Category/Open Category) is a term used in India to denote castes whose members are on average ahead of other Indians economically and socially. New age ‘clubs’ that cropped up were also vegetarian. But the winds of change are blowing through Gujarat again. Hinduism is majority religion in state of Gujarat with 88.57 % followers. In yet another case of killing of Dalits by upper caste people in Gujarat, a 25-year-old Dalit was killed, allegedly by his upper caste in-laws in Varmor village of Ahmedabad district on Monday last. But with elections slated for December and Modi having indicated that the BJP should go for “150+ in Gujarat after 300+ in UP,” the temperature will remain high. In 2001, the figure was 4.93 percent. Mer community members sat along the Porbandar-Jamnagar road, which runs through the village, as a group of Dalit men congregated around a paan shop nearby. So the Patels threw in their lot with the BJP which was coming up in the state under L. K. Advani’s guidance, assisted by many like Narendra Modi. In the end, Solanki lost his job despite enjoying a huge majority. This resulted in massive frustration and anger within the community. Gujarat is a state in Western India, sometimes referred to as the "Jewel of Western India". In Ahmedabad district, about an hour outside of the main city, we met an upper-caste Darbari (Rajput) farmer who complained that the market price for cotton had dropped from about Rs 1400 per 20kg bundle, during Congress rule at the Centre, to about Rs 950 per bundle (these numbers are consistently reported across Gujarat). Vadodara Population, Caste, Working population Data of Vadodara in Vadodara district, Gujarat. While this was 7.41 per cent of the total population in Gujarat in 1991, it went down to 7.04 per cent in 2001 and further to 6.47 in 2011,” she said. Gujarat is one of the most industrialized states of India and thus attracts people from all over India both in terms of investment and jobs. Whether it was the Dravidian movement down south, the rise of OBCs in UP and Bihar or the emergence of the middle castes (like Marathas) in Maharashtra, the upper castes found themselves politically somewhat marginal all over the country. Dalits; mainly the Mahar community were 8% of the total population; Kunbis formed 7%; The upper castes (Brahmins, Prabhus, etc.) Ahir Ayar Bericha -do- 3. His announcement delighted the saffron clad sants dotting the visitors’ gallery of the state assembly and Rupani ended by saying that Gujarat followed Gandhi’s principle of ‘truth and non-violence.’. Gujarat is a state in Western India, sometimes referred to as the "Jewel of Western India". Credit: reidix/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Late last week, during a discussion on Gujarat‘s Animal Preservation Bill – that stipulates a life term for cow slaughter – the state’s chief minister Vijay Rupani declared, “We will make the state shakhahari (vegetarian)”. 'What more do the upper castes want?' There was tension in Gujarat’s Sodhana village Friday as the family of a Dalit man, allegedly beaten to death on Wednesday by 46 members of the upper caste Mer community, refused to claim his body. While this was 7.41 per cent of the total population in Gujarat in 1991, it went down to 7.04 per cent in 2001 and further to 6.47 in 2011,” she said. In 1931, the Rajput’s of all strata in Gujarat had together a population of about 35,000 forming nearly 5 per cent of the total population of Gujarat. I was born and brought up in Gujarat but shifted to other part of India many years back. 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