While this was 7.41 per cent of the total population in Gujarat in 1991, it went down to 7.04 per cent in 2001 and further to 6.47 in 2011,” she said. The state has registered 21.4 per cent decadal growth in the Scheduled Tribe population between 1991-2001. Population of Gujarat - With a Population of 71,521,926 Gujarat is the 10th largest state in terms of Population in India. Once economically well off, they sought to empower their children through education. On the evening of 5th January 2006, Bant Singh, a Dalit agrarian labourer and activist in Punjab's Jhabar village, was ambushed and brutally beaten by upper-caste … The Patel community, which is highly concentrated in Saurashtra, has traditionally been influenced by the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a Hindu reformist movement which promotes vegetarianism. Of these, 487 are upper castes, 25 per cent belong to the OBC, BC, MBC categories, while less than 4 per cent are SCs. Else others Kham theory who still have some memory of the Congress’ Kshatriya Harijan Adivasi Muslim (KHAM). None of this is commensurate with each community’s share in the population. Madhav Sinh Solanki, an almost unknown politician from the ‘lower’ Kshatriya caste who served as Gujarat’s chief minister during the Emergency and Jinabhai Darji, a tailor by caste who used to be the Gujarat Pradesh Congress chief conjured up a magic formula. The incident happened in Gujarat's Sandipada village when the wedding procession of Akash Kotdia (27), an Army jawan posted in Jammu and Kashmir, was underway amid objections from some upper-caste community members. But the reservation policies had kicked in, resulting in the Patels – who were not OBCs – finding it hard to get admission to colleges. As per a rough estimate, the Patidars account for 11 to 12 per cent of Gujarat's six crore population. But the winds of change are blowing through Gujarat again. The lowest proportion of scheduled caste population was in Goa, where just 1.74% enjoyed the reservation, and Gujarat, which had just 6.7% of population that had this reservation. The Patels, however, are an unlikely caste to be seeking such recognition: they are in fact dominant in Gujarat, prominent, successful and wealthy beyond their share of 15% of the state's population. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 8801 families residing in the Bopal city. Far from being a historical practice, vegetarianism in Gujarat is actually a state-sponsored value system that only became institutionalised under the BJP. But with elections slated for December and Modi having indicated that the BJP should go for “150+ in Gujarat after 300+ in UP,” the temperature will remain high. A disturbing video of a group of men brutally assaulting a minor girl in Gujarat for allegedly eloping with a man, is being shared with false claims that men from the upper castes in Uttar Pradesh are punishing a lower caste woman for drawing water from their well. Though Gujarat has become the first state to announce implementation of 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category, it is Madhya Pradesh where politics has shifted to the upper castes, loosely also called the "forwards". While this was 7.41 per cent of the total population in Gujarat in 1991, it went down to 7.04 per cent in 2001 and further to 6.47 in 2011,” she said. Muslim Population in Gujarat is 58.47 Lakhs (9.67 percent) of total 6.04 Crore. This is why Rupani’s new assertions are giving rise to consternation within the party. The murder was the culmination […] Total population of Gujarat as per 2011 census is 60,439,692 of which male and female are 31,491,260 and 28,948,432 respectively. Whether it was the Dravidian movement down south, the rise of OBCs in UP and Bihar or the emergence of the middle castes (like Marathas) in Maharashtra, the upper castes found themselves politically somewhat marginal all over the country. Modi is credited with catalysing this change, which has become increasingly visible over the last five years. This is a 13% increase from what the party got in 2012 state elections when 26% of Other Upper Caste electoral population voted for the party. In a country that still clings to aspects of feudalism, the government is seen as mai-baap. In yet another recent shocking incident, a 25-year-old Dalit man was hacked to death by people of priviledged caste for marrying outside his community in Gujarat’s capital Ahmedabad. So PM Narendra Modi was an upper caste businessman (Ghanchi Modh Vanik) of the Bania league. Though Gujarat has become the first state to announce implementation of 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category, it is Madhya Pradesh where politics has shifted to the upper castes, loosely also called the "forwards". In 1931, the Rajput’s of all strata in Gujarat had together a population of about 35,000 forming nearly 5 per cent of the total population of Gujarat. The population of Gujarat forms 4.99 percent of India in 2011. Representational image of a vegetarian restaurant. & Date 1. Though Gujarat Fisheries continued to be a major revenue earner, it hawked fish only in the old part of Ahmedabad, away from the affluent up and coming areas of the city. But this is a false assumption. The Census 2021 will be a tough challenge as well. So the Patels threw in their lot with the BJP which was coming up in the state under L. K. Advani’s guidance, assisted by many like Narendra Modi. They can very well decide the future government," Gaurang Jani, sociologist at Ahmedabad's Gujarat University said. In all Hindu form majority religion in 26 out of 26 districts of Gujarat state. In one instance, the agitations spread to Gujarat’s major towns, leading to at least 100 deaths. I was born and brought up in Gujarat but shifted to other part of India many years back. Meat eating could well be the next casualty, after cow slaughter. Gujarat is a state in Western India, sometimes referred to as the "Jewel of Western India". In 2001, total population was 50,671,017 in which males were 26,385,577 while females were 24,285,440. There was tension in Gujarat’s Sodhana village Friday as the family of a Dalit man, allegedly beaten to death on Wednesday by 46 members of the upper caste Mer community, refused to claim his body. Gujarat is a state in Western India, sometimes referred to as the "Jewel of Western India". Bawa, Atit Bawa Goswami Vairagi Bawa Gosai Mer community members sat along the Porbandar-Jamnagar road, which runs through the village, as a group of Dalit men congregated around a paan shop nearby. Now, a new dimension is added: Dalit men marry upper-caste women. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Gujarat with approximately 9.67 % following it. The village is dominated by Patidars, with about 50 Dalit families making the community the second largest group. Pages in category "Social groups of Gujarat" The following 159 pages are in this category, out of 159 total. Reacting to the CBI ... S Africa to vaccinate 67% of population; healthcare workers 1st in line. In the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017, caste dynamic remains at the core, say political analysts. But the 1980s were marked by severe anti-reservation riots led by upper caste communities. 4 upper caste men named in Hathras case. The party also managed to get 39% vote share of the total Other Upper Caste electoral population of the State. In one instance, the agitations spread to Gujarat’s major towns, leading to … Not even 2 per cent are from the minority communities. Within years of the BJP taking power in the state, non-veg serving restaurants became almost non-existent in cities like Ahmedabad. 1985 was even better and the Solanki-led Congress romped home with a record 149 seats. I am a so called upper caste Hindu from Gujarat. Ahir Ayar Bericha -do- 3. Bopal is a Census Town city situated in Daskroi Taluka of Ahmadabad district. Total population of Jammu and Kashmir as per 2011 census is 12,541,302 of which male and female are 6,640,662 and 5,900,640 respectively. The Patels were originally village-based small land holders who had prospered as a result of the green revolution. General caste list in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, west Bengal, Orissa, tamilnadu, Punjab other state of India. Though scattered across many sub-communities, the OBC population, including the influential Thakors in north and Kolis in central Gujarat and Saurashtra, account for around 40 per cent. Agri 12011/68/93-BCC(C) dt 10.09.1993 2. Bawa, Atit Bawa Goswami Vairagi Bawa Gosai You cannot catch Narendra Modi making such a declaration; he knows how difficult it is to get investments,” says a senior journalist (himself a vegetarian) from the state. Most of them were, true to their name, rulers at various levels of the po­litical hierarchy from the kingly level to the level of dominant caste in many villages. Bavri or Baori -do- 6. India’s most marginalised communities remain threatened by the upper caste community for reasons as petty as fetching water from well and also for marrying outside their castes. Scheduled Castes are the most Depressed Classes of India who were traditionally excluded from the society. Ahir Ayar Bericha -do- 3. It was say that who rupe on these will rule gujarat. In three of the cases including Parmar’s, the victims were RTI activists and had been threatened multiple times prior to the attack—repeated complaints of which were allegedly ignored by the police. Once the BJP came to power in the state (with the support of the upper castes and the Patels) it began promoting vegetarianism as a matter of state policy. The data for 2020 & 2021 is under process and will be updated in few weeks. Since 1931, no caste census has been conducted, either in Gujarat or in India. Caste wise 1. "According to the 1931 caste census, OBCs formed 40 percent of Gujarat's population. I witnessed a case in 1994 where a group of Dalits had to desert the village as one of their boys had eloped with a Rajput girl. Such stand-offs are a manifestation of a deeper struggle within society: Men and women from upper castes are increasingly anxious that Dalits – who make up 16.3 percent of India’s population–previously considered untouchables, and relegated to jobs considered impure, are enrolling in schools in greater numbers, studying in colleges, finding better jobs and aspiring for long-denied equality. The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west. Ahmedabad, Sept. 23: The ongoing Patel agitation has prompted the Gujarat government to prepare, for a start, a financial package for economically backward upper-caste students who are otherwise not entitled to any reservation benefits. were only 4%; Other migrant communities like Lingayats from Karnataka and Gujjars from Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh were among the remaining fraction of the society who later settled in Maharashtra. Till 2003, Madhya Pradesh politics was dominated by the upper castes. “He is a Jain and follows the tenets of vegetarianism closely. Four years ago, a group of upper-caste men arrived at Mehul Vinodbhai Kabira's modest two-room home in Gujarat and threatened to burn it down. It has an area of 196,024 km2 (75,685 sq mi) with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi), most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in excess of 60 million. Gujarat Caste/Religion Wise population, Gujarat Caste wise demographics, Demographics of Gujarat, Gujarat Religion wise population, Gujarat Population, Gujarat Population and Census, Religion in Gujarat, Gujarat Basic Information, Hindu Muslim population in Gujarat, upper caste population in Gujarat. As per census 2011, Hindu are majority in Gujarat state. Caste inequity and injustice is still thriving in the social fabric of Gujarat. Get data on State-wise Population of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Communities (Non-SC/ST) in India and Growth Statistics Details Figures at Indiastat.com - Best e-Resources of Socio Economic Data about India. City president of Guru Brahmin Samaj C N Joshi claims, “The total population of Guru Brahmins in Gujarat is around 5 lakh. Ever since then, the Patels have formed the backbone of the BJP’s support. Hindus contribute 89%. May 16, 2006 D r Udit Raj (formerly Ram Raj) is the chairman of the All-India Confederation of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Federations. Religion wise 1. Kingshuk Nag worked as resident editor of the Times of India in Ahmedabad for many years, Upper Caste Dominance and the Political History of Gujarat's Conversion to Vegetarianism. New Delhi: As many as 116 Dalit farmers from Gujarat approached Chief Minister Vijay Rupani this week for protection over an alleged threat to their life from upper-caste “encroachers”. Caste-based dynamics were so powerful that upper caste Christians could not bear the reality of a situation in which people, whom they saw as their inferiors till yesterday, would celebrate Christmas with them. Palanpur (Gujarat): The wedding procession of a Dalit man was taken out under police protection in Gujarat's Banaskantha district on Sunday after some upper caste people objected to the groom sitting on a horse and pelted stones, an official said. Agri 12011/68/93-BCC(C) dt 10.09.1993 2. But in Gujarat things have happened differently. Bavri or Baori -do- 6. Their marginalisation from politics was accompanied by a similar sloughing off of ‘upper caste values’. But we can definitely say that OBCs are without a doubt the largest caste group in the state," said Vidyut Joshi, emeritus sociologist at the Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad. As per the 2011census, there are 1.5 lakh Guru Brahmins in Gujarat. Today there are 146 castes under the OBC. Ahmedabad: In a deplorable incident reported from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district, a 21-year-old Dalit youth was allegedly assaulted by an ‘upper caste’ man and his four associates on Tuesday, for not properly buttoning up his shirt and using an ‘upper caste’ surname.. How it happened . Gujarat Latest Caste/Religion Wise population demographics and Census Information before Assembly Elections. A Dalit man from Gujarat has alleged that he was beaten up by a group of upper-caste men for keeping his shirt unbuttoned and using a surname of the Kshatriya or Darbar community. Bopal Population, Caste, Working population Data of Bopal in Ahmadabad district, Gujarat. The population of Gujarat in 2011 Census of India was 60,439,692 Of this 8,917,174 persons belong to one of the Scheduled Tribes (STs) constituting 14.75 per cent of the total population of the state. The Patidars account for close to 16 percent of the state population. Vadodara is a Munciple Corporation + Outgrowth city situated in Vadodara Taluka of Vadodara district. Large tracts were being illegally cultivated by upper caste farmers. But the 1980s were marked by severe anti-reservation riots led by upper caste communities. सवर्ण जाती की लिस्ट Saturday, ... Gujarat. Finding the state under the grip of the three upper caste (communities) – Brahmins, Banias and Jains – in the 1970s, two men plotted a daring experiment. In 2015 alone, Gujarat saw 6,655 cases of atrocities against dalits, drawing attention of the National Commission of the Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Caste makes up to 12.8 percent of Chhattisgarh's population mainly residing in plains, Baghel said adding that they follow Satnami sect founded by Guru Ghasidas. Hinduism constitutes 88.57% of Gujarat population. In Ahmedabad district, about an hour outside of the main city, we met an upper-caste Darbari (Rajput) farmer who complained that the market price for cotton had dropped from about Rs 1400 per 20kg bundle, during Congress rule at the Centre, to about Rs 950 per bundle (these numbers are consistently reported across Gujarat). CENTRAL LIST OF OBCs FOR THE STATE OF GUJARAT Entry No Caste/ Community Resolution No. Gujarat is one of the most industrialized states of India and thus attracts people from all over India both in terms of investment and jobs. 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