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India PM Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Gujarat to maintain peace, a day after the violence erupted due to Patidar mega-rally in the state seeking reservations in education and jobs for the Patel community.

Curfew was also imposed in parts of Ahmedabad, Surat and Mehsana districts and a state-wide shutdown was noticed in Gujarat on Wednesday called by agitation leader Hardik Patel.

Hardik Patel of Patidar Arakshan Samiti (PAAS) was arrested and taken into custody by the Gujarat police after he started hunger strike at the GMDC Ground, Ahmedabad on Tuesday evening.

Prime Minister of India @PMOIndia tweeted on the social networking site Twitter:

">August 26, 2015

">August 26, 2015