After unrest gripped parts of Gujarat in the wake of the Patel community demand for reservation under OBC quota. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday.He said that all issues can be resolved through talks.
As a precautionary measure, Curfew was imposed in many parts of the state. The Army conducted flag-marches at a few places in Ahmedabad.
Complying with the administration’s suggestion, schools and colleges remained closed.
On Wednesday morning, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Gujarat CM Ananduben Patel and assured her of full central assistance to tackle the situation.
The Chief Minister had also appealed for calm on Tuesday.
Central paramilitary forces RAF, CRPF and BSF have been sent to Gujarat to assist the state administration in maintaining peace.
Some parts of the state witnessed a bandh even as the law and order situation remained in control. The affected areas saw flag marches by police and paramilitary forces.
The Patel community had organised a rally at Ahmedabad on Tuesday to press for the demand for reservation under OBC quota.
It was followed by some untoward incidents in the evening. Community leader Hardik Patel, who addressed the rally too joined the chorus for calm.
The situation is calm now and calls for restraint have been made from all quarters.