Army deployed in Ahmedabad, flag march carried out

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The army was on Wednesday deployed in violence-hit Ahmedabad and a flag march carried out, an army spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said around five columns of the army — drawn from units in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar — were deployed in the city.

“Army has been deployed in east and west Ahmedabad city and a flag march is being conducted,” a spokesperson said, while refusing to divulge the exact number of soldiers due to security reasons.

A state-wide shutdown was observed in Gujarat on Wednesday, a day after a Patidar mega-rally was held here demanding reservations in education and jobs for the influential Patel community.

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