Gujjar quota stir: Community leader asked to vacate railway tracks


Rajasthan: Authorities have served notice to Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla to vacate railway tracks immediately even as the strike enters fifth day on Tuesday.

The District Collector has issued a notice to Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla asking him to vacate the railway tracks.

Media reports said mobile internet services were suspended in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district till February 13 in the wake of ongoing Gujjar reservation protests.

Reports said Bainsla along with his supporters has been agitating on the railway tracks between Sawai Madhopur-Bayana section on North-Western Railway since Friday.

They are demanding fulfillment of five per cent reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions.

Train services are badly affected on Tuesday with three trains being cancelled and two others being diverted.

The protest turned violent on Sunday when the agitators clashed with the police and also set fire police vehicles.

A reports said the government has formed a three-member ministerial panel to hold negotiations with the community leader Bainsla.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed to the Gujjars to call off the strike and resolve the matter through negotiation.

Rajasthan minister Bhanwar Lal has advised the Gujjar community to discuss with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get their demands fulfilled.

Bainsla had given a 20-day “ultimatum” to the Rajasthan government in December to make its stand clear on quota to the community.

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