Gujjar agitation: Deadlock continues
The ongoing agitation by Gujjars entered its ninth day on Tuesday as talks on the demand for five per cent reservation in government jobs remained inconclusive.india Updated: Dec 28, 2010 21:41 IST
The ongoing agitation by Gujjars entered its ninth day on Tuesday as talks on the demand for five per cent reservation in government jobs remained inconclusive.
Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla on Tuesday declared that efforts were being made to ignore their major demands which amounted to testing the Gujjar community's patience.
Whiling sitting on railway track in peelupura along with his supporters, Bainsla told reporters that dialogues have taken place several times but failed to deliver any outcome.
He reiterated that he is always ready for talks but otherside should also show sincerity. "We are also ready to send representatives for talks but it will be a futile exercise. The government must tell us what can it offer, then only dialogue can start," he added.
Bainsla warned that if the solution is not found in time, the agitators will lose their patience and things will be out of his control.
Meanwhile, senior officials reportedly talked to Gujjar leadership to break the deadlock. Bainsla said that it seems Gandhian style will not work now and concrete solution to settle the issue must come. The government failed to implement even earlier agreements, he added.
Atmosphere here remained very charged. Chilly winds in the morning caused uneasiness among protesters, however they continued sitting on the track. Gujjar leaders from Delhi also visited the agitation site and extended support to the protestors. Veerendra Singh, President, All India Yuva Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti and Dharmendra Bhagat, President of Samiti's the Delhi unit extended their support.
Due to rail-road blockage and no supply of milk in the area, local people are facing immense hardship and their normal life has been disturbed to a large extant.
About inconvenience to the people, Bainsla said that the system itself is faulty and they have no other option but to resort to present style of action and faulty system will definitely bring inconvenience to the people.
Apart from blocking railway tracks in Bharatpur, Dausa, Tonk and Sawaimadhopur, Gujjars have also blocked the National Highway 11 in Dausa, and several other interior routes in Karauli, Sawaimadhopur, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Alwar districts. However, there was no report of any violence from anywhere in the state.
First Published: Dec 28, 2010 21:40 IST