1. Rain Intensity Likely to Decrease From Today; Ahmedabad May Get Showers
As many as ninety-five talukas of the state received rain on Tuesday, 10 September as a rally of monsoon continued in Gujarat for the month of September too. The highest rainfall was recorded in Shahera taluka of Panchmahals which saw 155 mm of rainfall followed by Dahod which received 153 mm of rainfall. Over six talukas got more than 100mm of rainfall on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the city also saw some intermittent showers with the temperatures plummeting further. Ahmedabad recorded a maximum temperature of 28.5 degrees celsius which is 5.2 degrees below normal.
The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of rain and thundershowers for the city in the coming days while there will be a light to moderate rain and thundershowers at most places in across districts of Gujarat including Saurashtra.
2. Man Poses as Top Cop to Talk to Friends in Jail, Arrested
A resident of Naroda was so desperate to meet his two friends in jail that he tried to impersonate a cop and on being caught tried to bluff his way by calling himself a section officer.
The matter came to light after Jailor FS Malek of Sabarmati Jail filed a complaint with the Detection of Crime Branch.
As per the case details, on Tuesday, 10 September the phone operator in the jail Karansinh Parmar got a phone call on the landline number in which a caller identified himself as Rahul Chandrek, a top police official of the state.
He sought to talk to Sanjay Chauhan and Bharat alias Justin Mevada. Parmar approached Malek informing him about the phone call. The latter refused to entertain the request on the grounds that Chauhan had a visitor on 10 September while in case of Justin only relatives were allowed to meet him.
3. Get Back Compensation Paid to Dalits: Gujarat Judge to Govt in Three Cases
In three separate judgments since 2018, a Special Judge in Banaskantha district of Gujarat has directed the state Social Welfare Department to recover compensation paid to Dalit complainants in cases filed under provisions of the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The judgments have left the Gujarat government in a bind with the Social Welfare Department determining that there is no legal provision in the Atrocities Act under which compensation once disbursed can be recovered. The government has, however, decided to file appeals in the Gujarat High Court.
Special Judge Chirag Munshi, presiding over a special court in Deesa, ruled in all three cases, including two in which women accused upper-caste men of harassment, that the charges under the Atrocities Act were false. The special judge passed orders to recover compensation, concluding that the “menace” of registering false complaints of Dalit atrocities to get compensation from the government “cannot be overlooked”.
(Source: Indian Express)
4. Book Sadhu for ‘Derogatory Remarks Against Dalits’: Jignesh Mevani
Independent MLA from Vadgam constituency and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani Thursday, 12 September met Gujarat DGP Shivanand Jha and submitted an application seeking registration of an FIR against a sadhu of the Swaminarayan sect whose purported video showing him making derogatory remarks against Dalit community has gone viral on social media.
In his application, Mevani said that in the video, the sadhu is purportedly seen publicly insulting the self esteem of people of the Scheduled Castes. After the video went viral, the Dalit community got agitated and enmity has spread among communities, Mevani said.
The MLA sought to register an FIR under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Information Technology Act and Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. He added that more than 10 complaints have been lodged against the sadhu in various places in the state, but none of them has been registered as an FIR.
(Source: Indian Express)
5. Pm Modi’s Birthday: City Schools Asked to Hold Events on Article 370, 35 A
A circular issued by the Ahmedabad District Education department on Thursday asked all government, grant-in-aid and self-financed secondary and higher secondary schools to arrange special lectures, debate, essay and elocution competition, group discussions and other similar contests on the subject of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution during the school assembly on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday (17 September).
The circular directs all school principals to submit details of the events along with photographs to the office of the Director, Secondary Education, by September 18.
“Under Article 370 and 35 A, the Indian Parliament has taken appreciative and people-oriented step which has received a lot of appreciation from the entire country. The country has received a foremost identity in the world,” the circular reads.
(Source: Indian Express)