/ Gujjar agitation: Trains diverted, NH-11 blocked; Bainsla says ‘don’t provoke us’

The Indian Express : Feb 11, 2019, 04:35 PM

Gujjar quota agitation: Since the agitation began on Friday, it has affected the movement of more than 250 trains. Due to the ongoing Gujjar quota agitation in Rajasthan, at least four trains have been diverted and one has been cancelled even as the protests enter its fourth day on Monday. Since the agitation began on Friday, it has affected the movement of more than 250 trains.

Earlier in the day, Gujjar community members blocked National Highway-11, which connects Jaipur with Agra, in Rajasthan’s Dausa district. They are demanding 5 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

Shot fired, police vehicles torched on Sunday

The protests had turned violent yesterday when shots were fired and police vehicles were torched in Dholpur district, forcing authorities to impose prohibitory orders under CrPc section 144 in Dholpur and Karauli districts. It still remains in force in the areas.

The agitation spread to various districts, including Dholpur, Bundi, Karauli, and Jhunjhunu, among others.

Protesters had blocked the road and clashed with police in Dholpur. According to police, some also allegedly fired nearly a dozen rounds in the air. The mob, numbering a few hundred, pelted stones and also set three police vehicles, including a bus, on fire. However, there were no reports of any injuries.