Gujarat Violence: Live Update


Several areas in Gujarat have experienced massive incidents of rioting and arson attacks by protesters belonging to Patidar community since Tuesday night. They have been protesting the brief detention of Hardik Patel, who had held a mega rally demanding reservations for Patels on Tuesday.

The situation, according to reports is very tense and fluid. We are updating this page at periodic intervals.

Thursday, August 27

  • Army deployed in Surat, Ahmedabad and Mehsana. Schools and colleges to remain closed
  • Schools and colleges will remain closed in Surat as well
  • Army deployed in Rajkot too.
  • Nine trains cancelled which includes Rajdhani and Ashram Express from Ahmedabad to Delhi
  • 19 trains had their routes truncated, and five trains have been diverted.


Wednesday, August 26

  • 8 killed including one policeman in Gujarat violence, Army called in
  • Congress demands Gujarat Chief Minister’s resignation over Patel agitation
  • Parts of Gujarat still tense, six people have died, schools, colleges to remain close on Thursday.
  • PM Modi speaks on the deteriorating law and order of Gujarat

  • 5 Army columns moved into Ahmedabad, to conduct a flag march shortly.
  • Three dead in Gujarat violence. Army, Rapid Action Force called in for help. 2 killed in Ahmedabad, 1 in Palanpur
  • ‘Can resolve quota issue through talks’: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Gujarat violence
  • Passenger train halted by protesters at GST railway crossing in Ranip, Ahmedabad
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals for peace in Gujarat, says violence does not benefit anybody:PTI
  • Curfew imposed in some areas, patrolling is on in the city-Rakesh Asthana,Surat CP(Police)
  • Our movement is non-violent, if anything goes wrong the government will be responsible: Hardik Patel to NDTV
  • Fresh clashes in Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation office vandalized,vehicles set on fire in Ghatlodia west
  • 5,000 paramilitary personnel rushed to Gujarat in the wake of Tuesday night’s violence agitation by Patel community.
  • Dangerous to instigate violence like this,state Govt in control of situation-Kiren Rijiju,MoS Home on Patel issue
  • Surat diamond market to remain closed today
  • Additional forces rushed to Gujarat as requested by the state Govt: MHA
  • Schools and colleges closed in Surat, curfew in Kapodara and Sarthana areas
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel,discusses current situation
  • CM Anandiben Patel appears on TV urging people to maintain peace and calm
  • I appeal people of Gujarat to maintain peace: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel
  • State Govt fully tried that the rally in Ahmedabad is held in a peaceful way: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel
  • But something happened at the protest site in Ahmedabad after 8 that the police lathicharged: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel
  • Security beefed up around Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel’s residence in Gandhinagar
  • Gujarat bandh called by Patidar community on Wednesday, 26 August

Tuesday, August 25

  • Law and order goes out of hand after the reports suggest that the protesters in Gujarat have set the state’s Home Minister Rajni Patel’s home set on fire.
  • Curfew in Gujarat’s Mehsana following violence by protesters demanding Patel reservation
  • Internet Services have been suspended in Gujarat.
  • Curfew declared in Surat: Reports

(Also read: Riot-like situation after Gujarat police briefly arrested Hardik Patel )


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