Army deployed in tensed caste violence area of Gujarat
Aug.27, Gujarat: Even after two days, tension prevail in India's Gujarat state. In the
caste related violence eight people have. Army has been deployed to
maintain peace amid fresh clashes reported from the curfew zone.
The violence broke out when Patel community demanded for quotas in
government in government jobs, and clashed with the police and local
PM of India Narendra Modi has urged the people of his home state to
Clashes broke out late on Tuesday when police briefly detained the
protesters' firebrand leader Hardik Patel, who had hours earlier led a
massive rally in Ahmedabad.
Eight people, including a policeman and a father and son, have been
killed in the violence and at least a dozen policemen injured.
About 40 police stations and 70 buses have been set ablaze.
The Oslo Times