Gujjar fraction announces agitation from Sunday

A section of the Gujjar community on Saturday announced to revive its agitation demanding five per cent reservation and withdrawal of cases against community members in Rajasthan.

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2010, 20:00 PM IST

Jaipur: A section of the Gujjar community on Saturday announced to revive its agitation demanding five per cent reservation and withdrawal of cases against community members in Rajasthan.

The group, led by Ramvir Singh Bidhudi, announced that it
will stage a mahapadav or sit-in near Arania railway station
in Dausa district from tomorrow if the government did not meet
their demands by tonight.

Five per cent reservation to Gujjars, withdrawal of cases
against them and release of the community members lodged in
jails after their previous agitation are the main demands,
Bidhudi said.

"The state government has always misguided Gujjars on the
issue. Earlier, Colonel Bainsla led the agitation but people
of the community did not avail anything. Now we have decided
to form a 31-member committee that will talk with the
government and any individual will not talk with the
government," Bidhudi told PTI from Karauli.

"Gujjars did not avail anything despite several
sacrifices and this is all due to Colonel (Bainsla). We
invited him in the meeting today but he did not come so
Gujjars decided to boycott his leadership," he said.

Bainsla group has already announced that it will revive
the agitation with the same demands from December 20.

PTI