Sawai Madhopur: A section of the Gujjar community demanding reservation, have erected tents on railway tracks in protest, leading to cancellation of several trains in the Kota division. As part of the reservation movement, the protesters occupied the tracks near Malarna Dungaar station in Maksudanpura village of Sawai Madhopur district. Following the protests, as many as four trains were diverted and 14 cancelled between Sawai Madhopur to Bayana section-Nimoda to Malarna block section in Kota Division of Western Central Railway.
One of the members of the protesting group said, “We have a good Chief Minister and a good Prime Minister. (But) We want that they listen to the demands of the Gujjar community. It isn’t an uphill task for them to provide reservation.” Earlier on Friday, the Gujjars staged a ‘rasta-roko’ dharna at the railway tracks in Rajasthan’s Swai Madhopur district, demanding implementation of the 5 per cent reservation that was promised to them by the state government. The protest led by Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla of the Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (GASS) also affected the train movement on the Delhi-Mumbai line.
(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)