Gujjar Agitation

  • Caste questionnaire sparks row in Jaipur January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: Barely two weeks since the State government was able resolve the Gujjar demand for reservations, a new controversy over quotas is brewing in the state. All because of a questionnaire prepared by the State Backward Class Commission. Questions meant to help district collectors identify economically weaker sections of higher castes...
  • Gujjar Stir: Bainsla to meet Gehlot on Tuesday January 4, 2011

    Jaipur: Colonel (retd) KS Bainsla, leader of Rajasthan's agitating Gujjar community, will on Tuesday hold talks with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, even as the community's stir for five percent reservation in government jobs entered its 16th day, disrupting some train services. Bainsla left Piloo Ka Pura near Bayana in Bharatpur district...
  • Gujjars, Rajasthan government talks break down January 3, 2011

    Jaipur: The talks on Monday between a motley delegation of the Gujjars and the Rajasthan government broke down, with the community leaders blaming the government for not accepting their three major demands, and continuing their job quota agitation for the 15th day. "They did not accept our demand to stop the...
  • Talks fail to end impasse over quota to Gujjars January 3, 2011

    Jaipur: Talks to end the 15-day-old impasse on the Gujjar quota issue failed to make much headway on Sunday with the agitators unrelenting on their demand for five per cent reservation in government jobs. The state government and the Gujjar agitators will have another round of...
  • Deadlock continues between Gujjars and govt January 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla refused to attend a fresh invitation for talks saying he first wants to know the outcome of talks between Congress leaders of his community and the government. After a fresh invitation for talks was made by the government this evening, Bainla refused to...
  • Deadlock over quota to Gujjars persists January 2, 2011

    Jaipur: The deadlock over quota to Gujjars in Rajasthan persisted for the 13th day on Saturday as the community remained non-committal on a fresh invitation for talks tomorrow to sort out the issue. The Gujjar leaders are insisting that a decision will be taken only after...
  • Gujjars to talk with Rajasthan Govt on Friday December 31, 2010

    Jaipur: An amicable solution to the Gujjar agitation could be in sight with further talks between representatives of the community, demanding five per cent quota in government jobs, and the Rajasthan government expected on Friday afternoon. "We have decided to send a 21-member delegation to Jaipur to hold further talks with...
  • Talks moving in positive direction: Gujjars December 30, 2010

    Jaipur: Agitating Gujjars in Rajasthan, demanding 5 per cent quota in state jobs, on Thursday held second round of talks with the government after which the two sides said that the negotiations were moving in the positive direction. "The meeting was held amicably and the community is ready for next round...
  • Gujjar agitation hits Rajasthan tourism hard December 30, 2010

    Jaipur: In Rajasthan the tourism industry seems to be paying the price for the Gujjar agitation. The blocking of rail and road traffic has left tourists refusing or unable to arrive in the dessert. The much-awaited Christmas-New Year trip to the Golden triangle of Delhi Agra and Jaipur became a nightmare...
  • Gujjars ready for talks with Rajasthan Govt December 29, 2010

    Jaipur: Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla has agreed to hold talks with Rajasthan government over his community's demand for five per cent reservation in state government jobs and educational institutions. Colonel Bainsla, who is leading the agitation at Pilukapura, said that an eight-member delegation of Gujjars will hold talks with...
  • Gehlot blames BJP for planning Gujjar protests December 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Gujjar protest will on Wednesday be seen in Delhi on the tenth day of their agitation, demanding five per cent quota in the OBC category in Government jobs and educational institutions. Blocked rail routes due to the Gujjar protests between Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Mumbai, road blockades between Jaipur and...
  • Impasse over Gujjar quota issue continues December 28, 2010

    New Delhi: The stalemate over the Gujjar quota issue continued for the ninth day on Tuesday. Community leader Colonel Bainsla maintains that he is ready for talks. He will be sending five representatives to meet the Gehlot Government's three-member panel in Bayana on Tuesday. Talks have been inconclusive...
  • Deadlock continues, Gujjars call Ajmer bandh December 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Rajasthan remained cut off from the rest of the country as the Gujjar agitation over quotas entered the eighth day of protests on Monday. The community which is demanding a quota within the existing OBC quota has called for a bandh in Ajmer after talks with the state government...
  • Gujjar agitation: Talks fail to break impasse December 26, 2010

    Bayana: Talks between Gujjars, who are on a warpath on job reservation issue, and Rajasthan government on Sunday failed to break the deadlock with protesters unrelenting on their demand for 5 per cent quota even as they continued blockade of certain rail and road routes in the state. Gujjar leader Col...
  • Gujjar agitation: Airfares up on high demand December 25, 2010

    Jaipur With Gujjar agitation intensifying in Rajasthan, airlines have hiked fares on Jaipur-Delhi and Jaipur-Mumbai routes while the bookings are almost full for the next two days. Travellers have no option but to pay twice or thrice the actual fare as the demand has raised after cancellation of numerous trains due...
  • Gujjars intensify stir, put forward new demands December 25, 2010

    Jaipur: Gujjars have intensified their agitation demanding five per cent reservation in government jobs and educational agitations in Rajasthan. Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla has put forward new demands asking the state government to put new recruitment on hold and take steps to ensure reservation for the community within...
  • Gehlot-Bainsla talks fail, Gujjar stir continues December 22, 2010

    The Gujjar agitation enters its third day on Wednesday with the community showing no signs of relenting from its demand of a 5 per cent quota in Rajasthan. Talks between Gujjar leader col Bainsla and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot failed on Tuesday and the effects were felt across the country with...
  • Gujjar stir: 22 trains diverted, 4 cancelled December 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The Gujjar community on Monday revived its agitation for 5 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes in Dausa. A section led by community leader Kirori Singh Bainsla blocked the Delhi-Mumbai rail route in Bharatpur. As a result 22 trains have been diverted and four have been...
  • Gujjars want freeze on govt jobs hiring March 26, 2010

    Jaipur: The Gujjars in Rajasthan have raised the banner of agitation once again. Community leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsala who lost the last parliamentary election on a BJP ticket is now taking on the Congress government in the state. He wants a freeze on recruitment for government jobs in...
  • Raje talks tough as tension runs high in Rajasthan May 26, 2008

    Bayana: It could well be May 2007, with protests, violence, death and tears reigning in Rajasthan. For the Gujjars in the state, there seems to be no escape from the vicious cycle, especially at a time when the dialogue has hit a roadblock. “The Government of Rajasthan should send a specific report...
  • Gujjar leader Bainsla refuses to talk to Raje May 25, 2008

    Karwadi (Bharatpur): The Gujjar agitation for ST status on Sunday showed no signs of abating with its leader Kirori Singh Bainsla refusing to travel to Jaipur to hold talks with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as four injured in police firing died taking the toll to 35. As protesters vowed to continue...