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    Indian Authorities Struggle to Calm Protests

    Thousands of soldiers are patrolling Gujarat Province today after days of clashes that escalated last night, leaving at least seven dead. Three died in Ahmedabad, where 500,000 protesters from the influential Patel community decried government quotas aimed at providing members of lower castes with jobs and education. Indian leader Narendra Modi appealed for calm, saying, “violence has never done good for anyone.” It was a reminder of 2002 riots in which 1,000 were killed while Modi led the province, now run by a Patel member who’s vowed to continue the campaign “on the roads and the streets.”

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