Patel Community Agitation: Schools, Colleges to Remain Closed in Ahmedabad

The schools and colleges in Ahmedabad will remain closed today due to the ongoing Patel community agitation.

Published: 27th August 2015 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2015 09:47 AM   |  A+A-


AHMEDABAD: The schools and colleges in Ahmedabad will remain closed today due to the ongoing Patel community agitation.

Meanwhile, Army has been deployed at Surat, Rajkot and Mehsana regions of Gujarat.

Multiple trains were cancelled, partially cancelled or diverted yesterday due to the tense situation in the state.

Reacting to the growing state of unrest in Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi had appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and uphold the values of democracy.

Following arson and stone-pelting incidents by the members of Patel community after the detention of their 22-year-old leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday night, a curfew was imposed in three towns of North Gujarat and some areas of Surat.

About 5,000 paramilitary personnel were rushed to Gujarat earlier in the wake of violence in several cities.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today, assuring her full support to tackle the situation.

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