April 2002

Ahmedabad on the Edge

“The local residents immediately surround us as we entered a small mohalla in Dariapur in Ahmedabad’s walled area. No strangers venture here and all newcomers are looked at with suspicion. In such an atmosphere, it doesn’t take much for a crowd to materialize and even a small incident can ignite passions and convert the crowd […..]

Monuments in Gujarat Bear the Brunt of Communal Hatred

An estimated 300 monuments in Gujarat have been completely destroyed or defiled in the recent communal riots and conservationists warn that unless restoration work on these sites starts soon, they may be lost forever. Although the Gujarat government has said it will act upon the NHRC’s recommendations to restore these monuments, no work has yet […..]