Published On: Tue, Apr 19th, 2016

Patel stir: Internet services restored in Gujarat

Surat: The internet services have been restored in Gujarat and the situation in violence-hit Mehsana and other areas of the state has returned to normal.

Patel community leader Hardik Patel

Patel community leader Hardik Patel

The District Administration in Mehsana, Ahmedabad and Surat has also withdrawn prohibitory orders under section 144.

The section was imposed after a clash broke out between the police and members of Patel community yesterday during their ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’, demanding release of their leader Hardik Patel.

A state level committee of seven ministers formed to negotiate with the quota agitators yesterday held a meeting with the leaders of the Patel community in Gandhinagar.

Baring sporadic incidents, the Gujarat bandh call on Monday given by the Patidar organizations was by and large remained peaceful.

Some miscreants had tried to torch the empty house of state Home Minister Rajnikant Patel in Visnagar town of Mehsana, however police dispersed the mob by bursting teargas shells and control the fire.

The police have booked more than 5,000 persons from various parts of the state including Sardar Patel Group leader Lalji Patel for charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy.

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