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Dausa still on the boil, two police stations set afire

Violence continues for the second day following Tuesday's clashes between policemen and Gujjars.

india Updated: May 30, 2007 14:30 IST

The demonstrations for demanding SC status for the Gurjar community witnessed violence for the second day on Wednesday as protestors set ablaze two police stations in Dausa district and continued to block the Jaipur-Agra National Highway.

The situation remained tense in Dausa, about 110 km from Jaipur, with the Army keeping a tight vigil while reports from Bundi district said life has returned to normal and the blockade lifted on Jaipur-Kota National Highway.

Sources said Gujjar community members set on fire two police stations in Dubi and Sikandra in Dausa district this morning. The extend of damage is not immediately known.

Angry protestors, demanding shifting of their community from OBC category to Scheduled Caste list, also blocked the Jaipur-Agra Highway from Pipalkhera to Pachroli (Karuli district) which severely affected the traffic flow.

The situation in Bundi district was normal with protestors agreeing to cremate the bodies of those killed in yesterday's clashes and police firing, State Home Minister G C Kataria told PTI.

But, he said, the situation on the Jaipur-Agra National Highway continued to be tense.

Thirteen people were killed and two cops went missing during clashes between the agitating Gujjar community and police and firing at Bundi and Jaipur-Agra highway yesterday.

First Published: May 30, 2007 11:09 IST