Mumbai Police block Mevani event, organizers threaten to hold it in the open

Mumbai Police have denied permission to the Chhatra Bharati, a students’ organization in the city, to hold an event today featuring Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and JNU student Omar Khalid. Police have started rounding up the organizers into vans and taken possession of the hall. Organizers said they will hold the event at an alternate […]

Jignesh Mevani takes to the Internet to raise cash for Dalit protests

Jignesh Mevani, the young lawyer spearheading the protests against atrocities against Dalits, has launched a campaign to raise Rs 13 lakhs via crowdfunding platform BigGiving. This marks the first time a socio-political movement is trying to use the Internet to generate funds after the stunning success of a similar effort by Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi […]