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Rajasthan: Gujjar reservation stir continues, many trains cancelled

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A section of the Gujjar community demanding reservation, have erected tents on railway tracks in protest, leading to the cancellation of several trains in the division.

As part of the reservation movement, the protesters occupied the tracks near in Maksudanpura village of district.

Following the protests, as many as four trains were diverted and 14 cancelled between to Bayana section-Nimoda to Malarna block section in Division of Western Central Railway.

of the protesting group said, "We have a (But) We want that they listen to the demands of the Gujjar community. It isn't an uphill task for them to provide reservation."

Earlier on Friday, the Gujjars staged a 'rasta-roko' dharna at the railway tracks in Rajasthan's district, demanding implementation of the 5 per cent reservation that was promised to them by the

The protest led by of the Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (GASS) also affected the train movement on the Delhi-line.

On October 26 last year, the government passed a bill which increased Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota from 21 per cent to 26 per cent.

In December 2018, the government also approved one per cent reservation for Gujjars and four OBCs. At present, these communities are getting one per cent separate reservation under the legal limit of 50 per cent reservation meant for the most-backwards category in addition to OBC reservation.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 12:35 IST