India deploys paramilitary forces to curb violent protest

India deploys paramilitary forces to curb violent protest

India deploys paramilitary forces to curb violent protest

Written by Tharushan Fernando

26 Aug, 2015 | 6:21 pm

India has deployed paramilitary forces and imposed a curfew in Ahmedabad, the capital of the Gujarat state, after violence broke out at a protest led by a powerful caste to demand more government jobs and college places.

The Gujarat state government imposed a curfew in parts of Ahmedabad and four other cities and towns across the western state and called in paramilitary reinforcements after members of the affluent Patel caste protested in the city.

 

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