Rajasthan govt breathes easy as Gujjar agitation called off for now

In a major relief for the Rajasthan government, the members of Gujjar community called off their agitation on Saturday.

The agitation was called of after getting a written assurance from the Rajasthan government.

The Rajasthan government stated that it will stand by them if the bill giving five per cent reservation to the community faces legal hurdles.

The agitation lasted for eight days as Gujjars and four other communities blocked railways tracks and highways in Rajasthan to demand five per cent quota in jobs and educational institutions.

“We are thankful to the chief minister for looking into the concerns of the community. We have received a written assurance from the government that it stands by the community if the bill passed by it faces legal hurdles,”

Vijay Bainsla, the son of Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla told news agency.

Over a week-long dharna led by Kirori Bainsla on railway tracks and highways had inconvenienced travellers.

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