Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gujjar protest intensifies, affects road traffic


Jaipur: The Gujjar protest in Rajasthan intensified on Wednesday after the Rajasthan High Court turned down the state government's petition for five per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions. Gujjars have blocked traffic on the Jaipur-Agra and Jaipur-Ajmer highway.
They also pelted stones at the state roadways buses. Bus services on these roads were suspended. Earlier the protestors had also blocked rail routes to Rajasthan.
The Centre rushed 15 paramilitary companies to Rajasthan to control the agitation.

While turning down the government's petition the court directed the it to provide data on Gujjars in a year's time. 


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