Photos: Grand welcome for Patel quota leader Hardik Patel

Updated: 22 July, 2016 15:49 IST
  • Photos: Grand welcome for Patel quota leader Hardik Patel
    Hardik Patel's caravan passed through different parts of Surat city, including Bhestan, Ring Road, Kapodra, Mini Bazar and Varachha area, which are mostly dominated by Patels.
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    Patidar community members celebrate the release of PAAS Convener Hardik Patel from prison, in Surat. Pic/PTI
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    In his letter, which was shared with media by PAAS, Hardik said, "I learned that a large number of people will gather outside the jail to receive me. It is my humble request to my supporters to maintain law and order. Patel community believes in non-violence. We must try to maintain peace"
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    Stepping out of the jail after getting bail, 22-year-old Hardik asserted he would continue his agitation to get reservation for his community under the OBC quota and hinted at taking the struggle to the national level by involving the Kurmi community, which the Patels consider as their off-shoot.
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    PAAS had sought permission from Surat Police to organise a road show of Hardik in various areas of the city after felicitating him outside the jail in morning.
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    PAAS Convener Hardik Patel is released from prison, in Surat.
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    PAAS Convener Hardik Patel takes part in a rally organised by Patidar community members celebrate his release from prison, in Surat on Friday.
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    PAAS Convener Hardik Patel is welcomed by Patidar community members as he is released from prison, in Surat
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Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel walked out of Lajpore jail after nine months of confinement. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) organised road show to show support to their leader. Here are the images

First Published: 15 July, 2016 19:20 IST