The Rajasthan High Court on Friday directed the state government to constitute a high-power committee, led by a retired judge, to investigate the demand for five per cent quota in state jobs by the Gujjar community and find a solution to their problem.
A division bench of the court said that the committee, under the chairmanship of a retired high court judge, could include a bureaucrat, social activist, or parliamentarian.
The committee is directed to discuss matters with the Gujjar community and defuse the agitation.
The order came after a public interest litigation was filed on the Gujjar agitation. The case will come up for hearing again on May 3.
The High Court also asked the government to take action against people who were not law-abiding.
Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla is spearheading a protest demanding five per cent quota for the community in state jobs. Hundreds of Gujjars led by Bainsla have been marching to Jaipur since April 11 to press their demands.
The Rajasthan government has made a fresh offer to talk with the agitators.