Gujarat High Court on Friday granted bail to Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel, who was booked on sedition charges, reported ANI. However, the court has asked him to stay out of the state for the next six months. However, He will remain in jail because for another cases lodged against him for vandalising a legislator's office, his lawyer said.
The Patel community, led by the 23-year-old, has been agitating since July 2015 for Other Backward Class status and 27% reservation in government jobs and education. Hardik Patel was detained on sedition charges on October 18 after he had threatened to disrupt the One-Day International cricket match between India and South Africa played in Rajkot. Apart from Hardik Patel, Ahmedabad Police also booked Chirag Patel, Dinesh Bhamaniya and Ketan Patel for waging war against the elected government.
In April this year, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti rejected the government's announcement of 10% reservation in jobs and academic applications for the economically backward from all non-reserved castes, including Patidars, from May 1.