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    Hardik Arrest: Father moves HC to set aside sedition charges

    Ahmedabad: A day after he was arrested, Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel today moved a petition before the Gujarat High Court seeking to set aside the sedition charges filed against him in Surat. Hardik’s father Bharat Patel moved the plea on behalf of his son through his advocate B M Mangukiya and stated that no offence can be attributed to the Patel leader.

  • Hardik Patel booked for sedition, insulting flag

    Gandhinagar : Reeling under the Patel quota stir for long, the Gujarat government moved on Monday to arrest its firebrand leader Hardik Patel in a case of insulting the tricolour and has also booked him under stringent sedition charges . for his alleged controversial remarks instigating a community youth to kill policemen instead of committing suicide. Gujarat police charged Hardik, the convenor of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) with sedition under Section 124 (A)

  • Hardik arrested for ‘insulting’ tricolour

    Rajkot: Detained Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel was arrested today by Rajkot Police after an FIR was filed against him at Paddhari Police Station here for allegedly insulting the national flag. According to Rajkot-Rural Superintendent of Police (SP) Gagandeep Gambhir, police have collected concrete evidence before filing an FIR against Hardik, who is already under preventive detention of local police since yesterday.

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    Hardik Patel booked for sedition

    New Delhi : Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel has been booked today in Surat under the charges of sedition over alleged remarks on ‘killing cops’. Earlier this month, Hardik had spoken to a Patel youth who had threatened suicide in a letter to the police if his demands were not met and allegedly told him, “If you have so much in you, kill 2-5 policemen but no Patel will die

  • Quota: Hardik’s detention sparks protests in Guj

    Ahmedabad : Sporadic protests took places at few places in Gujarat while one state transport bus was set on fire in Morbi district following detention of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel ahead of the ODI between Indian and South Africa at Rajkot on Sunday.

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    Hardik Patel detained before Rajkot ODI

    Rajkot : The Rajkot police on Sunday detained Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel as he was protesting outside the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium before the start of the third ODI match between South Africa and India. The city administration had yesterday banned mobile internet services in the district, ahead of Patel threatening to stage a protest at the cricket stadium during the match. The 22-year-old leader had said they have got

  • Reconsider reservation policy: Hardik Patel

    Ratlam : Leader of the Patidar community Hardik Patel Gujarat here on Sunday said that his main object behind agitation is to reconsider the reservation policy. He said that his object is to unite his community people for their rights.

  • Will agitate during Rajkot cricket match, says Hardik Patel

    Gandhinagar : Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel on Saturday said the Patel community would launch an agitation during the third ODI between India and South Africa in Rajkot on October 18 in favour of their demands.

  • Notes being showered on Hardik caught on camera

    Ahmedabad : A video clip purportedly showing Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel being showered with currency notes at a public gathering in Surat district went viral on social media on Sunday.

  • Kill cops but don’t commit suicide: Hardik tells Patel youth

    Ahmedabad: In a controversial remark, Hardik Patel, the 22 years old leader of the Patel quota stir, today advised a youth from the community to rather kill policemen than commit suicide. “If you have so much courage…then go and kill a couple of policemen. Patels never commit suicide,” Hardik said in Surat, speaking to a local youth, Vipul Desai, who had announced that he would commit suicide in support of the agitation.

  • CPI-M suspects RSS behind Patel Quota stir

    Jaipur: Raising suspicion over the agitation by the Patel community demanding quota under the OBC category, a CPI(M) leader today alleged that the RSS was behind the stir in order to abolish the reservation system. “Patel is the richest community in Gujarat which deserves no reservation. Hardik Patel is just a face and behind his uprising is RSS which has intention to abolish reservation system by creating such a mess,” CPI(M) leader Hannan

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    Waive off farmers’ loans, demands Hardik Patel

    New Delhi: Hardik Patel, the young leader of the newly-formed Akhil Bharatiya Patel Navnirman Sena, said here on Friday that loans taken by debt-ridden farmers across the country should be waived off.

  • I’ll join politics if people want it, says Hardik

    New Delhi : Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel, who announced the formation of a new organisation, Akhil Bharatiya Patel Navnirman Sena (ABPNS) here on Wednesday, said that he would join politics “if people want” it.

  • Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) Hardik Patel is taken to Gujarat High court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday for a hearing in the Habeas Corpus petition application filed by his advocate. PTI

    Hardik to continue stir; unveils women’s rally

    Ahmedabad : Hardik Patel on Tuesday said the agitation for reservations for Patel community in the OBC category will continue as per the earlier plans, and a mega rally of Patel women would be held in Saurashtra region soon.

  • Patidar Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel leaves to appear before Gujarat High Court in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

    Counter-move to Patel row, Gujarat CM announces package for EBC

    Gandhinagar : The Anandiben Patel government in Gujarat battling a pro-quota stir on Thursday announced a package of incentives for the economically weaker sections even as the Gujarat High Court  admonished Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel and his lawyer stating that it seemed that the court had been taken ‘for a ride’ with the filing of  a Habeas Corpus writ past midnight on September 22.The petition had been filed

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    Hardik Patel row: Economic, not caste-based

    The Hardik Patel phenomenon seems to have caught everyone by surprise. That lakhs of Gujaratis should protest in unison all over the state at the command of someone who till a few weeks ago was little known outside his immediate circle of friends and relatives underscores the deep anxieties within the most dominant caste group in the State. Was the State Government and others who usually keep watch on the socio-economic undercurrents

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    High Court ticks Hardik over his “abduction claim”

    Ahmedabad: Expressing doubts over his “abduction” claim, the Gujarat High Court today came down heavily on the Patel quota spearhead Hardik Patel and warned him and his lawyer of contempt action, stating no one can take the court “for a ride”. A bench of Justices M R Shah and K J Thaker, hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Hardik’s aide, said no opinion is made on it as prima facie the court

  • Hardik to address four rallies in Bihar

    Patna : Patidar Ananmat Andolan Samiti convener Hardik Patel will address four rallies in Bihar next month, his aide Abhishek Katiyar said on Wednesday. The rallies will be held at Bhagalpur, Bhabhua, Nalanda and Muzaffar to mobilize support for uplift of Kurmis and their reservation under OBC category, Katiyar, who is the secretary of Patel Nav Nirman Sena told reporters here.