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Gujjars begin sit-in demanding reservation

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 23:39

Jaipur: Gujjars led by their leader
Kirori Singh Bainsla on Tuesday began a sit-in in Gazipur in
Rajasthan`s Dausa district demanding a quota for the community
in government jobs.

Bainsla said they would be march towards Jaipur if
their demand for reservation was not met by March 26.
"Over 1.5 lakh people would proceed towards Jaipur
from Ajmer, Pushkar, Naseerabad, Alwar, Dausa, Sikandarabad,
Sikrai, Manpur and surrounding areas if the state government
does not fulfil our demand by March 26," Bainsla told
reporters.

"It would be a peaceful march in Gandhian way, but it
is going to be a massive gathering in support of our demand,"
he said.
"We want reservation, anyhow. It is for the government
to decide the way to provide us the quota. If our demand is
met within time, youths of our community would benefit,"
Bainsla said.

"The government has played with our sentiments but we
are not going to tolerate it anymore," he said.
The community had held a meeting in the town before
beginning the later sit-in.

Additional Superintendent of Police Dausa Gopal Singh
told agency over phone that a few dozen persons were present at
the sit-in and around 3,000 people were there at the meeting.

The Rajasthan High Court had in October last year
stayed the quota in jobs and educational institution in the
state for the Gujjars and Economically Backward Classes.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 23:39
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