ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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EAST EUROPE-Some Data on Poverty

itself after the government blamed its leaders for abetting the riots in Ahmedabad. Immediately after the riots, the agitation's base shifted to Saurashtra where its 'success' was given wide publicity. By the end of March, the agitation had got a strong foothold among different upper-caste dominated professions in the state. It found support from medical practitioners and lawyers. Junior doctors in the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad went on a strike in support of the agitation and were soon followed by those in Baroda. Relay fasts for release of the agitation leaders were successful. Upper caste communities in every locality were mobilised with the women coming out in full support and the agitation shifted to working class localities where upper caste but lower classes live together with lower castes.

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