Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Patidar doctors in the state have formed a Patidar Sewa Charitable Trust to strengthen agitation for reservation. This Trust has decided to give assistance of Rs one crore to the families of each of the nine patidars who died in the agitation in August this year.
The announcement of cash relief was made at a function organized by a Patidar organization in Bhavnagar. Dr Mansukh Kanani said the Trust would collect money from patidardoctors and other members of patidar community. There are 7,000 doctors of patidar community.
Meanwhile, religious leaders of Patel community have declared their support to the reservation movement, on Sunday. The decision was taken in an annual executive committee meeting and general meeting of Umiya Mata Sansthan held in Unjha near Mehsana. Unjha is considered sacred by Kadva Patel community in North Gujarat.
As many as 281 members of the institution came out in support and will make an attempt to convince all other institutions and organisations of Patel community across state. In the press communiqué released by Umiya Mata Sansthan it was mentioned that all four major institutions of community at Unjha, Kagwad, Sidsar and Sardar Patel Seva Samaj will stay together with the community on every front.
“All major institutions including Unjha Umiya Mata Sansthan will support the state wide movement of Patel community for reservation and will provide the legal and financial support. The institutions are ready to take this battle to legal forum, as and when needed,” said the press release.
The funeral procession of Umesh Patel, 34, who allegedly committed suicide in support of Patel community’s agitation for reservation under OBC category, was taken out amid very tight security in Rajkot city, on Sunday. The funeral was attended by large number of people from Patidar community, from all over the Gujarat.
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