Gujjar agitation called-off as Rajasthan Government Agrees to 5% Quota in Jobs

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Jaipur : The Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan has been called off after the eight-day as Vasundhara Raje government of Rajasthan came to an end on Thursday night after the government agreed to give them 5% reservation in government jobs outside 50% limit.

The communities would be given reservation as ‘Specially Backward Classes’ under a separate bill. The government also agreed to bring a separate bill for 14% reservation to economically backward classes beyond the 50% limit.

After a four-hour meeting with Gujjar leaders here, Parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Singh announced the state government would pass the bill in the cabinet and the state assembly and then send it for inclusion in the 9th Schedule. If the law is included in the 9th Schedule, the number of overall general category seats would come down to just 31%.

Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti president Kirori Singh Bainsla thanked the government for accepting the communities demand and apologized to the public for the “inconvenience caused” because of the agitation. He said the rail tracks and roads would be cleared soon.

Earlier today, the high court too, criticised the state government and the police chief and asked them to speedily end the stir. The protesters had blocked rail tracks and roads in three districts. After talks with the state government failed yesterday, their numbers had swelled, with women and children, armed with batons, joining their ranks.

They squatted on the railway track in Pilukapura in Bharatpur, on National Highway 11 at Dausa's Sikandara and a state highway in Sawai Madhopur.

First Published on Friday, May 29, 2015 at: 12:27 AM


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