In Pics | Dalit activists bring Sarkhei-Gandhinagar Highway to standstill after activist immolates self

The Gujarat government on Saturday accepted all the demands made by Bhanubhai Parmar's family after he set himself on fire on Thursday.  An SIT has been set up to probe the incident, it was reported on Saturday evening, minutes after activists blocked the S-G Highway.
The move comes after Dalit activists led by Jignesh Mevani blocked the Sarkhei-Gandhinagar Highway after they did not receive answers from the central and state governments over the immolation of Dalit leader Bhanubhai Parmar on Saturday.
 
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Activists lie in the middle of the S-G Highway to protest the inaction by the Gujarat Government in investigating the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Parmar on Thursday. The government finally formed a SIT on Saturday evening - Hanif Sindhi/DNA Photo


A protestor defies vehicles while standing behind a police barricade. Over 200 activists staged a dharna on S-G Highway to to protest the inaction by the Gujarat Government in investigating the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Parmar on Thursday. The government finally formed a SIT on Saturday evening - Hanif Sindhi/DNA Photo


A woman lies down in the middle of the S-G Highway defying the state government. Hundreds of Dalits protested the inaction by the Gujarat Government in investigating the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Parmar on Thursday. The government finally formed a SIT on Saturday evening - Hanif Sindhi/DNA Photo


Police officers detain the protesters after hundreds blocked the S-G Highway to shout slogans against the Gujarat government's inaction in investigating the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Parmar on Thursday. The government finally formed a SIT on Saturday evening - Hanif Sindhi/DNA Photo


Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani at the S-G Highway on Saturday. Hundreds of Dalits protested the inaction by the Gujarat Government in investigating the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Parmar on Thursday. The government finally formed a SIT on Saturday evening - Hanif Sindhi/DNA Photo


Police officers clash with Dalit protesters on Saturday. Hundreds of Dalits protested the inaction by the Gujarat Government in investigating the self-immolation of Bhanubhai Parmar on Thursday. The government finally formed a SIT on Saturday evening - Hanif Sindhi/DNA Photo

Tags:  Jignesh Mevani Bhanubhai Parmar Gujarat Government protests Vijay Rupani Dalit protest Dalit Leader Date published:  Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 9:57pm Date updated:  Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 9:57pm Thumbnail:  Short URL:  dnai.in/fgEv Embargo:  Syndicate:  Authors:  Hanif Sindhi Agencies:  DNA webdesk Share facebook:  13 Share twitter:  0 Share google plus:  0 Share comments:  0 share_total:  13 Photo Count:  6
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