Patidars call for Gujarat bandh today after quota stir turns violent

18 April 2016, 09:14 AM

After violence erupted in parts of Gujarat following the massive rally by Patidar community in Mehsana, Patel protesters has called for a bandh all over Gujarat today. Considering the severity, the state government has deployed Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Ahmedabad, Mehsana and Surat and stepped up security in others places.

Both the Sardar Patel Group (SPG) as well as Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) have given a call for 'Gujarat Bandh' on Monday.

On Sunday also, a massive rally of the Patel community had turned violent in Mehsana, as the angry mob resorted to arson and stone pelting. Curfew was imposed and internet mobile services were also suspended. In the clashes, two buildings and some police vehicles were also set ablaze.

First Published: Monday, April 18, 2016 09:07 AM
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