Published On: Sat, May 23rd, 2015

Gujjars continue stir seeking five percent reservation in govt jobs

Bharatpur: The Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti agitation for five percent reservation in government jobs in the Special Backward Classes category under the legal limit of fifty percent,continued for the third day on Saturday in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district.

Gurjar agitation for five percent reservation in government jobs continued for the third day on Saturday in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district.

Gurjar agitation for five percent reservation in government jobs continued for the third day on Saturday in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district.

“I want to tell honourable Vasundhara Raje ji that till today the Gujjar community has been staging protests peacefully but that should not make the government take our demands lightly. If the government does not consider our demands seriously, then the Gujjar community will create havoc in Rajasthan,” said a protestor.

“We will not leave the tracks until our demands are fulfilled,” added another protestor.

Hundreds of members of the Gujjar community had blocked railway tracks in Rajasthan yesterday in order to intensify their agitation.

Several trains were also diverted to alternate routes following the protest by the Gujjar community.

The agitators had on Thursday also blocked the Delhi-Mumbai railway tracks near Chhokar in Bharatpur, affecting rail traffic and causing inconvenience to passengers.

They had also organised a mahapanchayat at Somgar village in which Bainsla demanded that the government should discuss the issue of reservation with the community leaders.

Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had said that everyone is welcome for talks.

Inputs with ANI

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