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Gujjar leader Bainsla starts dharna on rail tracks in Rajasthan for quota

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Gujjar leader Friday started a dharna along with his supporters on the railway tracks in Rajasthan's district, demanding reservation for five communities including Gujjars.

last month gave a 20-day "ultimatum" to the to clear its stand on reservation to the communities in government jobs and educational institutes, failing which he threatened of reviving the quota agitation.

As the deadline lapsed Friday, after holding a 'Maha Panchayat' at Malarna Dungar in district, started the sit-in along with his supporters, blocking trains.

"Things are changing fast. I have not come here but the crowd has brought me on the railway tracks. People cannot be fooled all the time. It is a fight to do or die. should stand on its promise. It will be a peaceful protest. I will lead the protest and the youths will support," Bainsla told reporters.

As the protest started, high-level meetings were held in the state capital to find out ways to pacify the agitators.

The protestors are demanding five per cent separate reservation to Gujjars, Raika-Rebari, Gadia Luhar, Banjara and Gadaria for government jobs and admission in educational institutions.

Currently, these communities are getting one per cent separate reservation under the legal limit of 50 per cent under the most-backward category in addition to OBC reservation.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 18:40 IST
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