RAJASTHAN: Gujjar community revive agitation for reservation, block railway tracks in Bharatpur

| Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:24
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JAIPUR: Members of Gujjar community in Rajasthan on Thursday again threatened to revive their agitation demanding five per cent reservation in government jobs and on Friday continued the agitation for demand of quota.

Hundreds of Community members, led by Kirori Singh Bainsla, sat on dharna blocking and destroying the railway tracks connecting Delhi-Mumbai near Pilukapura in Bharatpur, said police.

Following the agitation, at least six trains have been affected on the route and alternated arrangements were being made as several trains were diverted, railway official informed.

“Our demand is five per cent reservation for the community people. We will off the agitation only after our demands are made,” said a spokesperson of the Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, adding we are presently getting only one per cent within 50 per cent reservation limit and we are demanding for four more per cent.

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said, “Government’s doors are always open for the talks. No point of blocking Railway tracks without talking to the government. The government is always ready for the talks to the community leaders.”

Since 2007, the Gujjar community started its agitation demanding five per cent reservation following which about 72 people had lost their lives.

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