Patel agitation: Simmering violence rocks Gujarat

Updated On Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST
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The charred remains of buses in Ahmedabad on Wednesday which were set on fire during the Patidar community's agitation on Tuesday night. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

The charred remains of buses in Ahmedabad on Wednesday which were set on fire during the Patidar community's agitation on Tuesday night. (PTI Photo)

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The Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel arrive in a special Indian Army plane to leave for Gujarat, at Raja Bhoj airport in Bhopal. Defence forces were called in as the Patel community's agitation intensified and spurred violence in several cities of the state. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

The Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel arrive in a special Indian Army plane to leave for Gujarat, at Raja Bhoj airport in Bhopal. Defence forces were called in as the Patel community's agitation intensified and spurred violence in several cities of the state. (PTI Photo)

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Vehicles travel past flower pots installed on a road divider which were damaged in the clashes between the police and protesters in Ahmedabad. Curfew was imposed in various parts of Gujarat as the Patidar community intensified its agitation. (Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

Vehicles travel past flower pots installed on a road divider which were damaged in the clashes between the police and protesters in Ahmedabad. Curfew was imposed in various parts of Gujarat as the Patidar community intensified its agitation. (Reuters Photo)

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Motorbikes were damaged after thousands of protesters convened a demonstration in the state to pressurise the government into providing reservation to the Patidar community. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

Motorbikes were damaged after thousands of protesters convened a demonstration in the state to pressurise the government into providing reservation to the Patidar community. (PTI Photo)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo)

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Commuters ride their motocycles next to the wreckage of a bus that was burnt during clashes between the police and protesters in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)
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Commuters ride their motocycles next to the wreckage of a bus that was burnt during clashes between the police and protesters in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)

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Buses set on fire in Surat as the Patel community was enraged after Hardik Patel, convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, was detained on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
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Buses set on fire in Surat as the Patel community was enraged after Hardik Patel, convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, was detained on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

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Furniture from a police post was set ablaze by supporters of Hardik Patel, convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, after his detention in Surat on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

Furniture from a police post was set ablaze by supporters of Hardik Patel, convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, after his detention in Surat on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

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A man on a scooter stands next to burning vehicles after clashes between forces and protesters in Ahmedabad. The Patel community, led by Hardik Patel, has been demanding reservation for the powerful community. (Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

A man on a scooter stands next to burning vehicles after clashes between forces and protesters in Ahmedabad. The Patel community, led by Hardik Patel, has been demanding reservation for the powerful community. (Reuters Photo)

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Policemen remove cables from a railway track which were set on fire by the protesters in Ahmedabad. India deployed paramilitary forces and imposed a curfew in the western state of Gujarat on Wednesday after violence broke out at a protest led by a powerful clan to demand more government jobs and college places. (Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

Policemen remove cables from a railway track which were set on fire by the protesters in Ahmedabad. India deployed paramilitary forces and imposed a curfew in the western state of Gujarat on Wednesday after violence broke out at a protest led by a powerful clan to demand more government jobs and college places. (Reuters Photo)

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People are seen through a damaged bus that was burnt in the clashes between the police and protesters in Ahmedabad. Three people have reportedly died in widespread violence across Gujarat, with leader Hardik Patel vowing to intensify the agitation. (Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2015 10:26 PM IST

People are seen through a damaged bus that was burnt in the clashes between the police and protesters in Ahmedabad. Three people have reportedly died in widespread violence across Gujarat, with leader Hardik Patel vowing to intensify the agitation. (Reuters Photo)

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