Festivities bring normalcy to Gujarat, curfew completely lifted

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 23, 2018

Hardik Patel supporters submit memorandum to state Health Minister

Gujarat remained largely calm on Saturday after the State administration completely lifted the curfew in violence-hit parts of the state on the festive day of ‘Raksha Bandhan’.

However, ban on mobile data and SMS continued to be in force till Monday while para-military force and columns of army will be removed from the tensed areas as the normalcy was restored.

Meanwhile, the supporters of Hardik Patel and members of the agitating group of Patidars met state health minister, Nitin Patel on Saturday and submitted a memorandum demanding action on cops who resorted to lathi charge on Tuesday night at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad besides demanding compensation to those killed in police firing and withdrawal of cases against Patidar rioters.

According to unconfirmed reports, 11 deaths have been reported in the state-wide violence that was triggered after the Maha Kranti Rally in Ahmedabad on August 25. Curfew was clamped in parts of the cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Palanpur, Mehsana, Visnagar, Unjha since Wednesday early morning.

However, with normalcy being restored, the curfew was lifted from most parts of the State on Friday itself barring a few areas in Ahmedabad including Ramol, Nikol, Odhav, Bapunagar, Krishnanagar and Naroda. On Saturday morning curfew was lifted in these areas too.

According to a notification issued by Ahmedabad City Police Commissioner, Mobile Internet services are barred till Monday to avoid rumours and provocative messages.

Published on August 29, 2015

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