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Image Building Exercise: Surat police to go soft on Patidar protesters

As part of its new strategy, Surat police on Tuesday night adopted the “Gandhian” approach to tackle the Patidar groups, protesting at a venue of BJYM’s Yuva Tankar Sammelan at Rajasthani Kshtriya Samaj Wadi in Parvat Patia.

Gujarat quota for upper caste poor: some questions of law and politics

Indian Express explains the BJP’s political gamble to douse the fires of the Patidar agitation in Gujarat— and the larger form and philosophy of reservations in India.


Municipal and panchayat polls in Gujarat: Patidar movement makes voters 'smart'

While the Surat social media voice clips might not have any bearing on this election, they do indicate that the Patidar agitation has created a voter who is aware of his rights.

Mobile internet services banned in Rajkot as Patidar threat looms

Match eve passed off without an untoward incident but the threat of the PAAS protesting during the third One-day International between India and South Africa remained.

August 25 violence: Rajkot city police arrest two

The B Division police arrested Alpesh Topiya (33), a resident of Shrinath Park on Kuvadva road and Dinesh Khatrani (30), a resident of Gurudev Park, also on Kuvadva road on Tuesday.

Hardik Patel detained in Surat, mobile internet services suspended across the state

Hardik Patel and around 19 of his associates were detained by Surat police in Varachha area of the city on Saturday morning after they tried to carry out their Ekta Yatra sans police permission.


Mobile internet ban ends; Ahmedabad, Surat last out

The DCP also lodged an FIR against unknown “anti-social elements” Tuesday “for spreading provocative messages through social media and various mobile applications”.

Patel quota protest: Rally in Madhya Pradesh today, Hardik Patel lays out pan-India agitation plan

Hardik Patel brushed aside questions on how the demand for reservation for Patidars would stand up before the OBC Commission or the Supreme Court, saying it was “for them to decide”.

Union MoS Kushwaha’s party leader organises Hardik Patel's meet in Delhi

However, Upendra Kushwaha, MoS, Human Resource Development, told The Indian Express his party had nothing to do with Sunday’s event.

Another Patidar group plans ‘asthi yatras’ of those killed in violence

The group also decided to take up the cause of Patel youths who were either killed or injured, or arrested during the violence sparked by the Patidar agitation in Ahmedabad last Tuesday.