Jaipur: At least 31 trains have been cancelled and 10, diverted for tomorrow in the wake of ongoing Gujjar quota protest in Rajasthan. For February 14, 11 trains have been called off and four diverted. Further, for February 15, 2 trains stand cancelled. Also Read - Gujjar Reservation: 15 Trains Cancelled, 8 Diverted For Tomorrow Due to Ongoing Agitation in Rajasthan
Notably, 26 trains of Western Railway were today cancelled and 12, diverted. Also Read - Gujjars to go on 'Rasta Roko' Stir Today in Rajasthan Over Demand For 5 Per Cent Reservation in Government Jobs, Education
The community is demanding five per cent separate reservation for Gujjar, Raika-Rebari, Gadia Luhar, Banjara and Gadaria communities in government jobs and educational institutions. Reiterating the community’s intentions, Bainsla brought up the demand for a fresh quota at a community meeting held in Ajmer.
“State government should clarify its stand on the reservation issue in 20 days failing which I will stage protest,” Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (GASS) leader Kirori Singh Bainsla had earlier told reporters.
Notably, Gujjars in Rajasthan already have one per cent reservation in the ‘most backward’ category but are demanding 5-per cent quota under the legal limit of 50 per cent reservation.