Ahmedabad : Four teams of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and two teams of Rapid Action Forces (RAF) reached here on Thursday to help the Gujarat Government to resort normalcy in the city after Patel community agitation took a violent turn few days back.

The Army earlier deployed additional two columns each in Surat, Rajkot and Mehsana to control the situation. Meanwhile, the schools and colleges in Ahmedabad will remain closed today due to the ongoing agitation. 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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