New Delhi: The members of gujjar community called off eight-day-long quota protest after receiving a written assurance from the Rajasthan government that it will stand by them if the bill giving five per cent reservation to the community faces legal hurdles. The Rajasthan assembly recently passed a bill giving five per cent reservation to gujjars, raika-rebari, gadia luhar, banjara and gadaria communities in government jobs and educational institutions.
Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla and his supporters had blocked the rail tracks in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district, forcing authorities to divert trains, demanding five per cent reservation to gujjars, raika-rebari, gadia luhar, banjara and gadaria communities in government jobs and educational institutions.
Vijay Bainsla, the son of gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, said, “We are thankful to the chief minister for looking into the concerns of the community. We have received a written assurance from the government that it stand by the community if the bill passed by it faces legal hurdles.”
64 trains were cancelled, 71 diverted and 32 partially cancelled in the last eight days, according to a North Western Railway spokesperson, while as per a West Central Railway spokesperson, 148 trains were cancelled, 143 diverted and 52 short terminated.