Gujjar

  • BGM demands special employment package for Gujjar youth in Jammu and Kashmir July 2, 2014

    Jammu: A Gujjar organisation demanded a special employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities on Wednesday, besides a special recruitment drive for them in the security forces in the state. "We demand employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities besides a special recruitment drive for...
  • Gujjars demand Omar's resignation after NC's poll debacle May 19, 2014

    Jammu: The Gujjar community in the state on Monday sought the resignation of Omar Abdullah saying the Chief Minister has lost the moral right to rule the state after the poor show of the ruling NC-Congress in the Lok Sabha polls. Bhartiya Gujjar Mahasabha (BGM) state president, Eshfaq-ur-Rehman Poswal said that...
  • Caste clashes lead to mass exodus of Dalits from Noida village April 30, 2014

    Noida: Over a 100 members of Dalit community in a Noida village were allegedly forced to leave due to the high handedness of some people belonging to the Gujjar community. It is being reported that the Gujjars, an upper caste in North India used bulldozers and earth moving machines to...
  • Cong LS candidate Mohammad Azharuddin faces opposition from party workers March 21, 2014

    Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, the Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency, is facing opposition from party workers who are holding demonstrations and demanding the ticket be given to a local party worker. Some of the party workers burnt posters in Tonk and held demonstrations at Patel Circle on...
  • 116-year old UP man finishes 200 metre race in 46.74 secs, wins gold February 26, 2014

    Dharampal Gujjar, a 116-year-old athlete from Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday cleared 200 metres in 46.74 seconds at the 35th National Masters Athletic Championship. Born on October 6, 1897, Gujjar was the only athlete in this category, as others were younger to him. Hailing from Gudha village in Meerut District, Gujjar, an agricultural...
  • 116-year old Dharampal Gujjar clears 200 metres in 46.74 secs February 26, 2014

    Coimbatore: Dharampal Gujjar, a 116-year-old athlete from Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday cleared 200 metres in 46.74 seconds at the 35th National Masters Athletic Championship. Born on October 6, 1897, Gujjar was the only athlete in this category, as others were younger to him. Hailing from Gudha village in Meerut District, Gujjar, an...
  • Six tigers, 86 leopards killed in 14 months in Uttarakhand January 24, 2014

    Six tigers and 86 leopards were killed in Uttarakhand in a space of 14 months since the beginning of 2012 with unnatural factors like illegal poaching and accidents responsible for the deaths of 32 of them, says an official report. From the beginning of 2012 to February 2013 a total of...
  • Jammu Kashmir Gujjars demand OBC status for Jats in state January 6, 2014

    A Gujjar organisation in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday supported the demand by the Jats community in the state for their inclusion in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category. We have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde supporting the demand of Jats in the state to...
  • BSF arrests Pakistani national staying with Gujjar family for over 2 years December 30, 2013

    A Pakistani national, who claimed to be staying with a Gujjar family for over two years in Kathua district's Hiranagar sector, has been arrested by BSF near the border and is being quizzed in connection with the twin militant attacks on October 26. The Pakistani, who identified himself as Mohmmad Imran,...
  • Gujjars announce support for Congress candidates November 20, 2013

    The ruling Congress on Wednesday got a shot in the arm after Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla announced that his community members would vote for the party in the December 1 Rajasthan Assembly polls, following Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's "promise of 5% quota" for them. Bainsla, who met the Chief Minister...
  • Vasundhara Raje, Rajnath Singh release state BJP's election manifesto November 20, 2013

    Rajasthan BJP state president Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday released the party manifesto for the state, assuring 5 per cent reservation for Gujjar community, 24 hour power supply, schemes for welfare of girl child among other promises. Also present at the conference was BJP president Rajnath Singh. "Our manifesto talks about serious issues....
  • Vasundhara Raje misleading people on Gujjar reservation issue: Ashok Gehlot November 12, 2013

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has accused BJP state president Vasundhara Raje of misleading people on Gujjar reservation issue by promising that the party would give five per cent reservation to the community if voted to power. Gehlot said the state government has already granted five per cent reservation under special...
  • Rajasthan HC stays 5 per cent quota for Gujjars January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday stayed the five per cent quota for special backward classes including Gujjars observing that it would mean that the quota limit exceeded 50 per cent mark, which was unconstitutional. The Gujjar community has been for a long time now demanding quota and has...
  • Gujjars get 5 per cent reservation in Rajasthan November 29, 2012

    Jaipur: Finally, the Rajasthan government has given five per cent reservation to Gujjars. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gahlot's government gave the reservation to Gujjars under the Special Backward Classes (SBC) category without tampering with the quota for any other caste. But the move is already being questioned. The Gehlot government has...
  • Rajesh Pilot's statue damaged, protests erupt August 4, 2012

    Kotputli: A statue of former Union minister and Gujjar leader late Rajesh Pilot was damaged in Kotputli on Saturday evening, sparking protests by members of the community. "Rajesh Pilot's statue in LBS government college was broken by some unidentified miscreants," DSP Alok Singhal said. Enraged over the incident, a large number of...
  • Congress insulted Gujjars, Jats, Sikhs: BJP May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Friday slammed the government on the issue of cartoon of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar in school text books and accused Congress of "insulting" Gujjar, Jat, Sikh and Jain communities in text books. "For the last two days, this government has been committing mistakes and apologising. It...
  • A week after clashes, uneasy calm in Bharatpur September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: There is an uneasy calm at the Gopalgarh village, a week after eight people were killed in violent clashes between the local Gujjar and Meo Muslim communities. Bullet marks on the walls of the masjid are a reminder of what happened last Wednesday. Shops are closed, with very few locals...
  • 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...
  • Gujjars call off protests, 17-day stir ends January 6, 2011

    Jaipur: Gujjars, demanding five per cent quota in jobs in Rajasthan, on Wednesday night called off their 17-day agitation after the state government assured them that it will complete within six months the quantifiable data collection for the purpose. "I have called off the agitation. I am satisfied with what the...
  • Gujjars call off 17-day agitation January 5, 2011

    Jaipur: Gujjars, demanding five per cent quota in jobs in Rajasthan, on Wednesday night called off their 17-day agitation after the state government assured them that it will complete within six months the quantifiable data collection for the purpose. The one per cent reservation quota for Gujjar in State job to...
  • 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...
  • Rajasthan govt urges Gujjars to hold talks January 1, 2011

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Saturday requested the Gujjar community, agitating for five per cent reservation in jobs, to send a delegation to hold further talks on their charter of demands while their protests continued to affect train services in parts of the state. "We have requested them to send the...
  • 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 leaders may meet Rajasthan Govt today December 30, 2010

    Jaipur: A Gujjar delegation is likely to meet government officials in Bayana town of Bharatpur district on Thursday for talks aimed at ending the deadlock over the reservation issue. "A delegation comprising of around 15-25 Gujjars is expected to come here and meet us. I was informed by aides of Gujjar...
  • 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...