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PUCL Bulletin, 2007

Kirit Bhatt

Kirit Bhatt working president of the Gujarat State branch of the PUCL expired at Bhavnagar on December 24, 2006. He was cremated at his home town Baroda, on the next day.

Kirit Bhatt was a leading Social Activist of Gujarat. He performed a yeomen service in exposing the Gujarat government during the communal genocide witnessed in the State in 2002. He was also an accused in the well-known Baroda dynamite case during the Emergency and spent fourteen months in solitary confinement in Baroda jail during the Emergency. He was in the forefront in exposing the Hari Vallabh sex scandal of the tribal belt of Chhota Udaipur in Gujarat. His death leaves a big void on the social scene in Gujarat. General Secretary

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