Quota stir: Congress wants HC judge panel to probe "atrocities" by cops

Gujarat Congress on Tuesday demanded setting up of an inquiry commission, comprising a sitting High Court judge, to probe the "atrocities committed by police" on members of Patel community during their protest for reservation last week.

Quota row: Curfew lifted in 3 areas of Ahmedabad, Army flag march continues
Quota row: Curfew lifted in 3 areas of Ahmedabad, Army flag march continues

Tension eased across Gujarat as no incident of violence, sparked by Patel community's quota agitation, was reported overnight, while curfew was on Friday lifted in three out of the nine areas of Ahmedabad even as Army continued flag march in some sensitive areas.

Hardik Patel demands Rs 35 lakh ex gratia for quota stir violence victims

Tension prevailed in Gujarat as the death toll in clashes which started on Tuesday during quota agitation by Patel community climbed to nine today and Army was deployed in more cities to rein in the violence.

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Patel quota row: Army called as Gujarat comes to standstill; 7 killed, dozens injured
Patel quota row: Army called as Gujarat comes to standstill; 7 killed, dozens injured

Army was called in on Wednesday to help control widespread violence sparked by quota agitation by Patel community in Gujarat which has claimed seven lives even as curfew was clamped in several areas.

Patel community agitation: Provisions made for miscreants, says Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that provisions have been made for miscreants who want to misuse the situation of the Patel community demanding quota in Gujarat.

Who is Hardik Patel?
Who is Hardik Patel?

22-year-old Hardik Patel, face of the massive Patel community agitation for reservation, has eventually become a talk of the town. This young lad has been moving large crowds in Gujarat for the past two months, posing a challenge to state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's government.

Govt did not order lathicharge at Patels rally, probe on: Anandiben Patel

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday denied that her government gave orders to police to lathicharge the protesters at a rally in Ahmedabad, which led to violent protests and backlash by the Patel community members demanding reservation.

Patel row: Cong accuses cops of atrocities, wants CM Anandiben Patel to resign

 Opposition Congress on Wednesday alleged that police committed "atrocities" against innocent people while quelling the violence triggered by detention of Patel community leader Hardik Patel as they were given a "free hand" to do so by state government at the behest of Centre.

Agitation for OBC quota to intensify, police indulging in violence: Hardik Patel

The agitation for OBC quota to Patels will intensify in the coming days, Hardik Patel who is leading the stir on Wednesday said and blamed the police for the violence.

Centre rushes paramilitary troops to Gujarat; Rajnath speaks to CM

About 5,000 paramilitary personnel were on Wednesday rushed to Gujarat in the wake of violence in several cities during agitation for quota by Patel community.

Quota agitation by Patel community: As it happened on Wednesday

Fresh violence broke out during a day long bandh on Wednesday over the demand for OBC quota for Patels in Gujarat even as curfew was clamped in parts of Ahmedabad, Surat and Mehsana districts and thousands of paramilitary and anti-riot personnel were deployed to control the situation.

OBC quota: Patel leader Hardik detained; released following backlash
OBC quota: Patel leader Hardik detained; released following backlash

Hardik Patel, the 22-year-old leader of the Patel community who on Tuesday warned the BJP government in Gujarat that "lotus will not bloom" next time unless their demand for reservations was met, was on Tuesday night briefly detained and later released by police as violence erupted across the city.

22-year old Patidar leader poses challenge to Gujarat CM

 The agitating Patidar community virtually swamped this city in a mammoth rally here on Tuesday to demand caste reservations, with its 22-year-old leader posing a challenge to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

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No quota, no Lotus in Gujarat: Hardik Patel warns BJP
No quota, no Lotus in Gujarat: Hardik Patel warns BJP

Addressing a massive gathering, convener of `Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti' Hardik Patel, who is leading the agitation, a `Maha-Kranti Rally' announced that the Lotus will not blossom in 2017 if the Patel community is not placed under the OBC status.

OBC quota: Patels to hold rally tomorrow, call for Ahmedabad bandh

Ahead of the mass gathering of Patel community members in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to press for their demand of OBC quota, their leaders on Monday said they will also take out a 'Maha Kranti Rally' to the district Collector's office even if police does not grant permission for it.

Gujarat govt rejects Patels' OBC status demand, says can't change reservation guidelines set by SC
Gujarat govt rejects Patels' OBC status demand, says can't change reservation guidelines set by SC

Rejecting the reservation demand of the state's economically and politically powerful Patel community, the Gujarat Government on Sunday said that they do not want to make any amendment in the reservation guidelines set by Supreme Court for SC/ST & OBC.

HC stays compulsory voting rule in Gujarat civic polls
HC stays compulsory voting rule in Gujarat civic polls

The Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed the implementation of a law that makes voting compulsory in the civic body elections in the state.

Sanjiv Bhatt's son lauds his dad for taking on Modi govt over 2002 Gujarat riots
Sanjiv Bhatt's son lauds his dad for taking on Modi govt over 2002 Gujarat riots

Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government headed by the then CM Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots and was recently sacked on the ground of unauthorised absence from service, on Thursday shared an emotional message from his son Shantanu Bhatt, encouraging him to continue the fight against the 'subverted system'.

Suspended cop Sanjiv Bhatt who took on Narendra Modi in Gujarat sacked, smells conspiracy

The Gujarat government has terminated IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who had taken on the then Narendra Modi government over 2002 Gujarat riots cases four years ago.