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Gujjar leaders appear before Israni panel

A delegation led by Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla today appeared before the Justice Israni Committee to explain its stand on demand of reservation in government jobs.



Jaipur: A delegation led by Gujjar leader
Kirori Singh Bainsla today appeared before the Justice Israni
Committee to explain its stand on demand of reservation in
government jobs.

Gujjar leaders including Bainsla and Roop Singh, along
with representatives from Banjara and Rebari community
appeared before the committee headed by retired Rajasthan High
Court judge I Israni.

The leaders apprised the committee of their stand on the
reservation, Roop Singh told reporters after the meeting,
adding they justified their demands and maintained that the
quota was must for upliftment of their communities.
"We have demanded for implementation of the five per cent
reservation at the earliest, which has been accorded to
Gujjars, Raika, Rebari and Banjara community.

The High Court has stayed the reservation and we want the
state government to act seriously to solve the issue and
present its side strongly before the court," the Gujjar leader
said.

"Our agitation this time has been peaceful and the
community has not disturbed law and order situation anywhere
in the state," he said, while maintaining that community`s
ongoing sit-in at Dausa`s Sikandara will continue.
Justice Israni said the committee was trying to find
solution to satisfy both Gujjars and the government.

"We are trying to find such a solution which would be
acceptable to the Gujjars and tenable before the law for
implementation by the state government," he said.

The seven-member committee was set up on April 18 last by
the state government on directive of the Rajasthan High Court
to look into the Gujjars` reservation demand.

The committee has so far held a few meetings with
departmental officials in connection with the reservation
demand.

PTI

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