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  Gujarat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gujarat was a major center of Indian Ocean trade, and their capital at Anhilwara (Patan) was one of the largest cities in India, with population estimated at 100,000 in the year 1000.
Gujarat was placed under the political authority of Bombay Presidency, with the exception of Baroda state, which had a direct relationship with the Governor-General of India.
Gujarat was hit with a devastating earthquake on January 26, 2001 at 9:00am claiming a staggering 20,000 lives, injuring another 200,000 people and severely affecting the lives of 40 million Gujaratis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gujarat   (1943 words)

 AllRefer.com - Gujarat, India (Indian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Gujarat was constituted in 1960 from the Gujarati-speaking areas in the northern and western portions of the former state of Bombay.
Gujarat is governed by a chief minister and cabinet responsible to a unicameral elected legislature and by a governor appointed by the president of India.
W Gujarat was devastated by a strong earthquake in 2001, and the state was the scene of brutal anti-Muslim riots in 2002.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Gujarat.html   (445 words)

 Districts of Gujarat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Indian state of Gujarat was created in 1960 out of the 17 northern districts of former Bombay state: Ahmedabad, Amreli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dang, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Kutch, Mehsana, Panchmahal, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar, and Vadodara.
In 1964 Gandhinagar district was formed from parts of Ahmedabad and Mahesana, and in 1966 Valsad district was split from Surat.
On October 2, 1997 Anand district was split from Kheda, Dahod district was split from Panchmahal, Narmada District was split from Bharuch, Navsari District was split from Valsad, and Porbandar district was split from Junagadh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Districts_of_Gujarat   (168 words)

 Encyclopedia: Ahmadabad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Gujarat was conquered by the Sultanate of Delhi at the end of the thirteenth century.
At the beginning of the fifteenth century an independent sultanate was established in Gujarat, and in 1411 Sultan Ahmed Shah renamed Karnavati Ahmedabad and established it as his capital.
Ahmedabad district is surrounded by the districts of Mehsana, Sabarkantha, and Gandhinagar to the north, Anand, and Kheda to the east, Bhavnagar to the south, and Sabarkantha to the west.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ahmadabad   (1011 words)

 Encyclopedia: Districts of Gujarat
Gujarat (ગુજરાત in Gujarati) is the most industrialized state in India after Maharashtra and is located in western India, bordered by Pakistan to the northwest and Rajasthan to the north.
Amreli is an administrative district in the state of Gujarat in India.
Jamnagar is a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat, and serves as the capital of the Jamnagar district.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Districts-of-Gujarat   (934 words)

 Patan, Gujarat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patan is a city in Gujarat state of western India.
Known in the Middle Ages as Anhilwara, Patan served as the capital of the Hindu kingdom of Gujarat, which was ruled by the Solanki dynasty of Rajputs.
After the collapse of the Delhi Sultanate at the end of the 14th century Gujarat became an independent Sultanate, and Sultan Ahmed Shah moved the capital to Ahmedabad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patan%2C_Gujarat   (311 words)

LK Advani’s rath yatra from Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh came in the immediate aftermath of widespread and violent upper caste agitations across north India against the affirmative action principles in favour of backward castes, adopted at the national level by the United Front in New Delhi.
Gujarat again witnessed riots in 1992 when the disputed Babri Masjid at Ayodhya was razed to the ground a few hours after kar sevaks stormed the monument.
Gujarat is its last bastion, and reports and analysis in the media indicated that defeat stared the party in the forthcoming elections in the state.
www.himalmag.com /2002/may/essay.htm   (6823 words)

 Crime Against Humanity - report of the Concerned Citizens Tribunal
Gujarat and indeed the whole country was on red alert due to the aggressive mobilisation by the VHP for building the temple at Ayodhya (March 15).
In the attacks all over Gujarat, as recorded before the Tribunal, areas were besieged for 7-8 hours, by mobs of over a few thousand (this varied in different cases but the marked similarity was the scale of the attackers).
In a situation such as post-Godhra Gujarat, when huge, organised mobs of the majority community were attacking the minorities, when the state government and the administration sided with the majority, it was a clear case of a breakdown of the constitutional machinery in the state.
www.pucl.org /Topics/Religion-communalism/2003/gujarat-tribunal-report.htm   (9263 words)

 India: Justice, the victim - Gujarat state fails to protect women from violence - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Indian state of Gujarat has a history of communal violence whereby violence was perpetrated by both Hindus and Muslims.(1) While the violence in 2002 followed a fire in a train which killed 59 Hindus, it cannot be likened to earlier patterns of communal violence.
Trial courts in Gujarat failed to ensure justice for victims in a variety of ways, including by their mechanical approach to evidence, failure to use available remedial procedures and failure to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the court.
Police in Gujarat in 2002 did not ensure that victims recorded their statements before magistrates; such statements are signed and can be used as evidence in court and are hence more difficult to withdraw when witnesses come under pressure.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/engasa200012005   (16680 words)

 Tsunami News for Gujarat, India
The tsunami was as destructive as the Orissa supercyclone of 1999 and the Gujarat earthquake of 2001.
Gujarat did acquire a wider appeal, but primarily because the Gujarati NRI was aroused like never before.
...reconstruction of houses in Halva, Bachau, Kabreu, Desalpat and Bhuj in Gujarat.
danger.mongabay.com /earthquake/2004/Gujarat.html   (2746 words)

 The Hindu : Narmada waters reach Gujarat villages
The waters were released to four districts of Saurashtra today while two other districts started getting it last month.
The six districts were Baroda, Ahmedabad, Amreli, Junagadh, Bhavnagar and Rajkot.
With the river flowing through the Mahi canal-based, Vasavad- godal main pipeline, the water problem of north Gujarat and Saurashtra is expected to be solved, he added.
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/04/02/stories/0202000g.htm   (197 words)

 Earthquake in Gujarat: Nature's Fury, Human Folly
In the course of last 3 or 4 years Gujarat has suffered catastrophes like tornado near Kandla port, drought for two years resulting in severe scarcity of water in several districts of Gujarat and the inundation of several parts of Ahmedabad and Surat on account of heavy downpour just for a few hours.
Gujarat is known for its enterprising ability, self help, community work and cooperative effort.
The grim reality that Gujarat and the nation as a whole has to face squarely is the nexus that has flourished between the builders and the politicians.
www.pucl.org /reports/Gujarat/2001/quake1.htm   (1834 words)

 Search Tuna Report for surat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Surat became one of India s most populous cities and busiest ports during the 17th cent.; but in 1664 it was sacked by the Marathas and declined in importance.
Surat is also the educational and cultural center of S Gujarat.
This district is surrounded by Bharuch, Narmada North, Navsari and Dang South districts....
www.searchtuna.com /ftlive2/807.html   (847 words)

 Indian Christians Outraged By Surveys In Gujarat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Gujarat anti-conversion bill is expected to be far more stringent than its counterpart recently passed in Tamil Nadu state and will be specifically directed against people converting to Christianity and Islam, sources said.
The Gujarat government admitted that it had conducted surveys on Christians in the state but said that they were undertaken at the “local level” in response to a parliamentary query related to the anti-conversion bill.
Meanwhile, the surveys were temporarily halted by the Gujarat High Court, which sent notices to national and state government officials asking them to explain the reasons for the survey.
www.mcjonline.com /news/03a/20030331e.shtml   (856 words)

 CC current issue
The Centre’s role in ignoring the Gujarat carnage and concentrating on Gujarat is both apparent and condemnable.
For the rest, he did tell them he had come to share their sorrow but he said not a word about his constitutional obligation to ensure that the persons responsible for their acute trauma and grief would be subjected to the due process of law and punished.
When asked by journalists, Advani said he agreed with the PM in condemning the ‘communal violence’ in Gujarat: "It was definitely a blot on the nation." The communal flare-up in Gujarat spoilt the good track record of the coalition government at the Centre, he said.
www.sabrang.com /cc/archive/2002/marapril/sangh.htm   (973 words)

 Threatened Existence: A Feminist Analysis of the Genocide in Gujarat, Report Release, Mumbai, December 10, 2003

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The International Initiative for Justice in Gujarat was jointly organised by many women's and citizen's groups from Gujarat, Bombay and Delhi and brought together a panel of nine feminist jurists, activists, lawyers, writers and academics from all over the world to Gujarat in December 2002.
The IIJ was conceived in the context of the need to foreground within India the issue of sexual violence in conflict situations and to develop a feminist critique of systems of justice and democratic governance.
We expect to use this report as one of the tools for continuing to address the situation of Muslims in Gujarat nationally and internationally, in order to address the violence unleashed by Hindutva supporters both within and outside the machinery of the State.
www.onlinevolunteers.org /gujarat/events/mumbai-meet4.htm   (369 words)

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Judging from the response, I am optimistic that the voters of Gujarat will heed the appeal of Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi and ensure the victory of the BJP candidates in all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Whether it is the Cauvery waters in Tamil Nadu and southern Karnataka, the Krishna waters in northern Karnataka, the Godavri waters in Andhra Pradesh and the Narmada waters in Gujarat, the problem is acute.
In Gujarat, thanks to the perseverance of both the Centre and the state government and the cooperation of other states, the Supreme Court has permitted raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam.
www.bjp.org /Press/april_0104.htm   (635 words)

 rediff.com: Census operations may be affected in 4 Gujarat districts
Census operations in four districts of Gujarat - Kutch, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Surendranagar - may be affected because of the unprecedented loss of life and property in the Republic Day quake.
Census Commissioner J K Banthia along with the Registrar General of India held meetings with the census officers in Gujarat earlier this week to review the position.
The sources said the position in four districts was under review and would be decided in a day or two -- before the second phase begins on February 9.
www.rediff.com /news/2001/feb/02quak10.htm   (176 words)

 BAPS Care International | Services | Disaster Relief 1970-1989 | 1987 Famine of Gujarat
For three consecutive years, Gujarat was suffering from a severe drought.
17 of the total 19 districts of Gujarat, 15,000 of the total 18,000 villages reeled under the curse of the devastating famine.
Of the 34 million cattle in Gujarat, some 18 million died due to the famine.
www.bapscare.org /services/disaster/1970/1987famine.htm   (1044 words)

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Gujarat Gas Company, Hindustan Oil Exploration Company (HOEC) and Detroit- based MCN Corporation have joined hands for exploitation of coal-bed methane gas in the Ahmedabad and Mehsana districts of Gujarat state.
Gujarat Gas, which is a joint venture of the Arvind Mafatlal group and the GIIC, already has a close working relationship with HOEC with a director of the latter company present on the board of Gujarat Gas.
The venture is expected to augment gas resources for Gujarat Gas, which is primarily engaged in distribution of gas in the state.
www.webindia.com /budget/gujgas.html   (159 words)

 GUJARAT MAP - Maps of India
Districts Map of Gujarat state in India showing District Headquarters and district boundaries, Profile of Gujarat.
Tourist Map of Gujarat state in India showing hill stations, beach resort, place of archaelogical and historical importance, Pilgrim place, wildlife sanctuary, other tourist centers, Profile of Gujarat.
Districts of Gujarat including - Gandhinagar, Ahemdabad, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dahod, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Kachch, Kheda, Porbander, Rajkot, Vadodara, Valsad, Surat.
www.maps-india.com /gujarat/index.html   (175 words)

 The Disaster Risk Management Program  The United Nations Development Program
The program is being implemented in line with a paradigm shift from reactive disaster response to proactive preparedness and mitigation in disaster management, a shift in thinking which crystallized in the aftermath of the Gujarat earthquake of January 26th 2001.
At the state level, the Government of Gujarat through the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) has partnered with UNDP to strengthen the all India programme through the use of combined resources.
The districts in Gujarat under this phase are: Jamnagar, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Bharuch, Kachchh, Junagadh, Patan, Porbandar, Surat and Vadodara.
www.undpquakerehab.org /drm.htm   (602 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: President forwards letters of concern over Christian attacks to Centre
The JD delegation apprised the President of the atrocities committed on the Christian minorities in Gujarat by various organisations of the Sangh Parivar.
Demanding imposition of central rule in Gujarat in the wake of the ''state government's utter failure to protect minorities there'', Deve Gowda said that at least 90 churches were demolished by funadmentalist organisations during their targeted attacks on holy places.
Both Deve Gowda and Paswan said the Gujarat incidents were not a mere case of law and order and could not be dismissed as a state subject as it involves attacks on a religion.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/jan/09guj.htm   (567 words)

 BAPS Care International | Services | Disaster Relief 1990-1999 | 1997 Floods of Gujarat
5 districts: Dhandhuka, Surendranagar, Mehsana, Gandhinagar and Amdavad had hundreds of villages completely stranded for days and towns lay under siege, cut off from the rest of the world.
BAPS volunteers fanned out into 5 districts of Gujarat: Dhandhuka, Surendranagar, Mehsana, Gandhinagar and Amdavad.
The village of Buranpur in the district of Surendranagar was stranded for five days before BAPS sadhus rescued the people using motorboats.
www.bapscare.org /services/disaster/1990/1997floods.htm   (296 words)

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