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Gujjar protests affect traffic in Delhi

Slogan-shouting Gujjars come on the streets and burn effigies of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2007 17:31 IST

The outskirts of the national capital today bore the brunt of the Gujjar protests with road blocks triggering major traffic snarls, keeping the police personnel on their toes.

Slogan-shouting Gujjars took to the streets in Badarpur in south Delhi bordering Haryana and Chilla village near Uttar Pradesh, stopping vehicles and burning effigies of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the morning hours.

Traffic was also disrupted in Ghazipur border in east Delhi due to the demonstrations as Gujjars continued protests in the capital for the fourth straight day against the police firing on members of their community in Rajasthan.

Demonstrations were also taken out in Sarai Kale Khan and Maujpur areas of south and northeast Delhi, leading to traffic blocks for sometime.

However, no incidents of violence were reported from anywhere in the national capital, police sources said even as unrest continued in Rajasthan with protestors setting afire a railway station at Sanganer.

Sporadic incidents of violence like stone-pelting and minor clashes with police were witnessed in the last two days as angry Gurjars hit the streets here in support of the demand for their inclusion in Scheduled Tribe list in Rajasthan.

With violence spiralling in Rajasthan and protests taking place on the highways leading to the national capital, Delhi Police have deployed additional personnel and set up security pickets as a precautionary measure.