Police vehicles torched, trains blocked as Gujjar agitation turns violent in Rajasthan

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The Gujjar agitation demanding five percent quota in jobs and education turned violent on Sunday as agitators torched three police vehicles and shots being fired in Dholpur.

The agitation by Gujjar Arakashan Sangharsh Samiti’s (GASS) which entered its third day spread to other places in Rajasthan.

According to police officials, unidentified miscreants torched a police jeep, Tavera car, and a bus on the highway in the Kotwali area of Dholpur. Few cops were also injured in the stone pelting by the mob.

Two trains were canceled and seven were diverted on the Delhi-Mumbai-Ajmer tracks due to the ongoing agitation. 

Police used teargas shells to disperse the mob of protesters.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “Protesters should come forward for talks. The government is open for dialogue and has constituted a committee.”

When contacted, Bainsla said, “the community will continue their protest demanding five percent reservation to the Gujjars, Raika-Rebari, Gadia Luhar, Banjara and the Gadaria communities in government jobs and educational institutions as promised by the Rajasthan government.”