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Jignesh Mevani has decided to contest as an Independent candidate in the upcoming Gujarat Elections. Contribute Now!






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What's happening in Gujarat is unprecedented. The influx of young energy has turned the public opinion upside down; this is the first time in two decades that the BJP is facing a real challenge. So who really gets the credit for this turn-around?
We do - the people of this country who come out fighting each time we are pushed against the wall.

One of the key pillars of our movement is Jignesh Mevani who is mobilising Dalits across Gujarat to assert themselves against years of mob-rule. 

Winning the Gujarat election is important, but more important than that is the autonomy and complete freedom of the movement, which can only happen if the Dalit movement stays away from political or corporate funding. Which means the onus is on you and me to raise the funds that our movement needs!

The ball is now in our court. Click here to contribute or read Jignesh Mevani's appeal.
P.S: We are accepting contributions only from Indian Nationals, as per the FCRA regulations. All those making dollar contributions will be requested to provide copy of Passport and PAN card through an email.

"Dear friends and well-wishers, ever since the horrific videos of Una flogging surfaced, some of us got together to relentlessly work against the fascist communal and brahmanical Gujarat government led by RSS-BJP. The Una flogging brought to the fore the largely invisible yet deeply entrenched casteist character of BJP led ruling class of Gujarat.

In no time, a massive consolidation of the Dalit masses took place in Gujarat. Dalits are just 7% in Gujarat and the mainstream media hardly highlighted their plight and suffering before. However, after one and half year of our continuous struggle under the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, the mainstream media is forced to write about atrocities and marginalisation of Dalits in Gujarat. RDAM’s continuous struggle has been able to ensure actual possession of land to the Dalits, that had remained only on paper for the past many years. 
This has instilled confidence and courage among the Dalit population, especially the youth. There is immense passion among the Dalit youth now to fight back the saffron hoodlums and their dangerous, anti-democratic and violent politics. 

We uphold Babasaheb Ambedkar’s vision and dream and for that we need to give these fascist goons the biggest jolt on their home turf in Gujarat. Does that mean we are supporting any political party? No we are not. Our sole focus of campaign and consolidation is against these communal, casteist, patriarchal and fascist forces of RSS. Nothing more, but not nothing less. 
But then we are a non-funded organization. We are one and half year old Dalit rights group which has never received funds from any political party, corporates, NGOs or funding agencies. Our organisation namely Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch works and survives with people's contributions, the motto being - 'Janta ki ladayee, janta ke paiso se'.
On the other hand the enemy camp in power has immense backing not just from Indian corporations but global capital as well. These fascists are destroying not just Gujarat but the entire country, our secular fabric and our constitutional values. We have decided to fight back against these murderous gang. We have decided to stand up and speak truth to power, look the fascists in the eye and fight them back. 
We do not have the big industrialists or global capitalists backing us. But we have you. Your support and contribution matter to us. We are confident that we can fight this immensely unequal battle if people stand by us. If the progressive, democratic people who stand by the dreams of Bhagat Singh and Babasaheb Ambedkar, of Birsa Munda, Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule; if the struggles of the oppressed majority of the country stand by us, then we are confident we can fight back. And any jolt in Gujarat can snowball into a larger defeat of these fascist forces countrywide. 
Let us fight back, unitedly and resolutely.  

During and just before the upcoming Gujarat elections our plans are the following: 

In next 3 weeks, we want to have 12 public meetings (jan sabhas) in various parts of Gujarat, each costing around 50-60 thousand rupees for stage, mike and other set up along with its publicity material. For this we are launching a Vehicle March from 26th November to 6th December using 4 buses, traveling cost of each would cost 10 thousand rupees per day. 
Then food and accommodation of about 200 people every day, which will cost 25 thousand per day which amounts to 2,50,000 for 11 days. 
At the end of the March we are planning a huge gathering of more than 50 thousand people at Ahmedabad, this particular event will cost nothing less than 2 lakh. 
Add to that the cost of our campaign material and team logistics and the total cost will come around 20 lakh. This is nothing compared to the crores of rupees that the political parties launder during elections. We are putting our entire expenses open so that people can support us. 

In all these rallies we are going to take the BJP-RSS head on, expose each and every of their anti-democratic moves in the past twenty two years and lay bare their thoroughly anti-people policies. 

No. This is an unequal fight. They have the resources, we have the resilience. They are the merchants of death and destruction, we carry with us the dreams and struggles of the oppressed people for justice and democracy. We are not going to give up, but fight back. Fight back with us!

Seeking your support and solidarity
Jignesh Mewani
  • Jignesh Mevani's YouthQuake rally in New Delhi

    by CrowdNewsing on January, 07 2018



    Hope you all are following Jignesh Mevani in news. He is not just an MLA in Gujarat now, but he continues to be committed to the cause of Social Justice.
    To take this movement forward, he is addressing a Yuva Hunkar rally in the National Capital on Tuesday. He will be joined by other prominent activists like Akhil Gogoi from Assam. 
    Those in New Delhi are requested to join the public meeting at 12 Noon at Parliament Street on January 09, 2018.
    Also, since the organisers of this event are mostly young activists and students, they are requesting you to help them cover printing and tent costs. 
    Please click here to contribute:

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  • The people of India won in Vadgam!

    by CrowdNewsing on December, 18 2017



    A big congratulations to every member of Team Jignesh for this fantastic victory! Jignesh Mevani will now be a member of the Gujarat Assembly as an MLA from Vadgam!

    We are still waiting for the final numbers and an internal analysis on the campaign which we would love to share with each one of you!

    But let's just taken a moment and reflect on what we've pulled off here. 20 days back, Jignesh Mevani was a Dalit activist fighting against the establishment. And then more than 500 of us came together to raise more than 18 lakh rupees when he decided to contest the polls. Each one of us deserves all credit for ensuring Jignesh had enough *clean* funds to run his electoral campaign. Wow!

    Now one final thing. He is still short by a few lakhs and the tent guy + the printing guys are waiting. So do share this post with your friends and help us get to the goal. 

    Warm Regards and lots of gratitude,

    Team CrowdNewsing.

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