Tamil Diplomat

Centre rushes paramilitary troops to Gujarat; Rajnath speaks to CM

About 5,000 personnel of Rapid Action Force, CRPF and BSF have been sent to assist the local administration in maintaining law and order, especially in all curfew bound areas. “The Home Ministry is in constant touch with the Gujarat government and additional forces have been rushed as requested by the state government,” a senior official said. The prompt central government action came considering that Gujarat has witnessed many communal clashes in the past, the official said.