Gujarat infant rape triggers violent protests across state, over 100 arrested; Alpesh Thakor to sit on fast


A week after an infant was allegedly raped by a migrant labourer in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat violent protests erupted across the state seeking the oust of migrants from the state. According to reports several migrants have been attacked by the protesters and asked to leave the state. Police had arrested the accused, Ravindra Gaande, from the village on the same day.

On September 28, a 14-month-old girl was allegedly raped by a labourer in Dhundhor. She has been admitted to the civil hospital in Ahmedabad where her condition is stated to be stable.

Thakor Sena has been staging protests in north Gujarat targeting establishments of migrant workers and is demanding that the accused be hanged. Some members have also demanded that workers from other states should not be given jobs in Gujarat.

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