Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, Aug 28
Curfew, which was clamped after the agitation by the Patel community seeking reservation under OBC quota turned violent, has been lifted from three areas of Ahmedabad city including Naranpura, Ghatlodia and all other parts of Gujarat.
The step has been taken in the wake of life almost returning to normalcy in most parts of the state.
''Curfew has been lifted from Naranpura, the assembly segment of BJP national president Amit Shah, Ghatlodia, the constituency of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and Vadaj areas of Ahmedabad. Now only Ramol, Odhav, Krishnanagar, Bapunagar, Naroda and Nikol are under curfew,'' official sources said today.
Meanwhile, curfew has also been lifted from Mahesana city, Unjha, Vinsnagar, Vijapur and Kadi towns of the district along with Morbi and Himmatnagar, the sources said.
SP Banaskantha Chirag Koradiya told today that curfew has also been lifted from Ghad area and district headquarters town of Palanpur this morning. ''We will review the situation in the evening and decide the further course,'' he said.
Over 200 vehicles, including around 100 buses, 15 police posts and several police vehicles and government offices were burnt by the protesters in the last two days in the state following the violence that erupted after the arrest of PAAS convener Hardik Patel on August 25. It was after his kranti rally in support of the demand of inclusion of the Patel community in OBC category for reservation benefits.
Ten people, including a policeman, lost their lives during the widespread violence.