Gurjar Protest

  • Rajasthan: Gurjars to continue protests for 5 pc quota May 31, 2013

    Jaipur: The Gurjar community will continue its protests demanding five per cent reservation for the community in jobs and educational institutions in Rajasthan. The agitation led by the Attar Singh Bhadana is expected to march from Jaipur to Delhi. Rajathan Energy Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the Rajasthan...
  • Gurjars call off stir after Rajasthan quota bill gets nod July 31, 2009

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor S K Singh on Thursday night gave his assent to a bill providing five per cent reservation in jobs to Gurjars and three other communities and 14 per cent to economically poor among forward castes, after which Gurjars decided to call off their fivedayold sitin demonstration. Earlier,...
  • Rajasthan House passes Gurjar quota bill July 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The Rajasthan Assembly has passed the quota bill providing reservation to the Gurjar community. The Assembly passed the bill by voice vote on Wednesday night. The Bill provides five per cent quota to Gurjars, Banjaras, Gadia Lohars and Raikas under the special backward class category. It also reserves...
  • Gurjars conclude 'successful' talks with Rajasthan govt June 18, 2008

    Jaipur: Breaking a 26dayold violent standoff, the Rajasthan government and the agitating Gurjars concluded "successful talks" late on Tuesday evening on the community's demand for inclusion in the Scheduled Tribe category. An agreement between the two sides will be signed on Wednesday morning. Addressing a press conference after the talks, Ramdas...
  • Gurjar leaders, govt hold crucial talks in Jaipur October 31, 2008

    Jaipur: The crucial talks between Gurjar leaders and the Rajasthan government, stalled following preconditions set by the agitators, started in Jaipur on Friday to find ways to resolve the 22dayold stir. A 28member delegation of the Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, spearheading the agitation for Scheduled Tribe status, is being led by...
  • Sri Sri talks peace but Gurjars, govt still at war June 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Talks between Gurjar leaders and the Rajasthan government have hit a new roadblock after the former demanded that the state government should first release the women detainees and injured protestors arrested in connection with the agitation. They claim talks will not be renewed till a decision is not...
  • Gurjargovt talks hit roadblock June 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Talks between Gurjars and the Rajasthan government have hit a roadblock. Gurjar leader Kirodi Singh Bainsla is refusing to carry forward the talks, saying the government is acting tough on the protestors even while engaging them in dialogue. Bainsla is upset that injured protestors were arrested from...
  • Gurjars relent after 17 days, to hold talks with govt today June 9, 2008

    New Delhi: After 17 days of agitation, the Gurjars and the Rajasthan government will finally hold talks on Monday. Representatives from each side are expected to meet in Bayana, Bharatpur district. Apart from the demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, Gurjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla is also expected to...
  • Gurjar leaders agree to hold talks with state govt June 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Temperatures seem to have come down in Rajasthan as the Gurjars agreed to hold talks with the state government on Sunday, however both sides have added a few riders. The talks are expected to be held between the state government officials and Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, spearheaded by...
  • Raje govt renews effort to hold talks with Gurjars June 8, 2008

    Bayana/Jaipur: Fresh efforts were on Sunday launched by the Rajasthan government to bring agitating Gurjars to the negotiating table after the two sides failed to agree on a common venue for talks. The state authorities were in constant communication with Gurjar leader K S Bainsla in a bid to finalise the...
  • Railways incur heavy losses as Gurjar deadlock persists June 8, 2008

    New Delhi: In their ongoing stir for Scheduled Tribe status, Gurjar leaders on Saturday rejected government's offer for talks in Jaipur. They conveyed that they would hold dialogue with government intermediaries only in Bayana village of Rajasthans Bharatpur district. The Centre has told the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje that the...
  • Raje govt rejects Gurjars' demand for talks in Bayana June 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Rajasthan government has rejected the demand of Rajasthan Gurjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti to hold talks at Bayana. It wants Gurjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla to send delegation for talks at Jaipur. Col. Bainsla, however, toughened the stand and said that he won't be going to Jaipur. "If the talks...
  • Gurjars cut off Rajasthan; 50,000 people stranded June 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The postmortem on the bodies of Gurjar agitators killed in protests is underway in Rajasthan. But even as the decision to allow the autopsies and postmortems is being seen as a softening of stand on the part of the community, there seems to be no let up in...
  • Gurjars agree to postmortem, firm on other demands June 2, 2008

    Bayana: After ten days of politics over the bodies of Gurjar protestors, the government and the Gurjar leaders reached a consensus on Sunday to conduct the postmortems at the sites. Much to the relief of the families of the deceased, the government sent medical teams to conduct the postmortems at...
  • Rajasthan top cop removed, Gurjar protests continue June 1, 2008

    Sikandra: As the Gurjar agitation in Rajasthan entered its ninth day on Saturday, the deadlock between the community demanding Scheduled Tribes status and the Rajasthan government continued. The Rajasthan government has also sent the state Director General of Police AS Gill on long leave for mishandling the Gurjar agitation and is...
  • Rajasthan simmers, but Gurjars not ready to talk May 30, 2008

    Sawai Madhopur/Jaipur: Fresh violence erupted on Friday, the eighth day of Gurjar protests in Rajasthan, and steps towards a solution to the problem don't appear to be insight. There are no signs of an end to the faceoff between the Gurjar community, demanding a Scheduled Tribes status, and the Rajasthan...
  • Watch: Gurjars cut off Delhi from NCR | O,B,C of politics May 30, 2008

    Highways were jammed, roads were blocked and officegoers were irritated. ...
  • Protests and blasts, a blow to Rajasthan tourism May 29, 2008

    Jaipur: Days after the serial blasts emptied the Pink City streets, violent Gurjar protests have put Rajasthan on the edge. The famous monuments, tourist hubs, forts and palaces wear a desolate look. Tourist bookings have been cancelled and only a few fresh bookings are being made. It's been a hellish...
  • Raje govt airdrops pamphlets to Gurjar agitators May 29, 2008

    Bayana/Karwadi As the Gurjars began their "martyrs' day" protests, the Rajasthan government on Thursday airdropped pamphlets asking the agitators to refrain from violence and take up their Scheduled Tribe status demand with the Centre. The pamphlets, the contents of which were on the lines of the appeal made by chief minister...
  • Watch: Gurjar protests in National Capital Region May 29, 2008

    Its the first anniversary of the Gurjar agitations and the National Capital Region has been brought to a standstill by protestors ...
  • No dignity in death for Gurjar riot victims May 29, 2008

    Sikandra (Rajasthan): The Gurjar violence in Rajasthan claimed the lives of more than 39 people, including many from the community itself. But the dead are still waiting for a proper cremation and those alive have no news of the dead. Twentysixyearold Kamot Gujjars husband Dharam Singh left the house five...
  • Watch: Delhi, NCR gear up for Gurjar protests May 28, 2008

    Thursday is the first anniversary of the Gujjar agitations and the community has decided to throw life in and around Delhi off track. ...
  • Tribal status unlikely, Gurjars set for faceoff May 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday put the onus on the Central Government to take a call on whether Gurjars should be granted the status of Scheduled Tribe. However, that seems unlikely as the Law Ministry has told Prime Minister's Office, saying such a move will be extra constitutional...
  • Railways wary of Gurjar protests, cancels many trains May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The ongoing Gurjar agitation has badly affected the schedule of trains passing through Rajasthan. Many trains have either been cancelled or diverted. The major trains that have been cancelled include the August Kranti Express, the DehradunBandra Express and the NizamuddinUdaipur Intercity Express. NizamuddinIndore Intercity, FirozpurMumbai Janta Express and the NizamuddinKota...
  • Gurjar fire spreads in Rajasthan, Army tense May 28, 2008

    Secundara (Dausa, Rajasthan): Thousands of Gurjars joined the rail and road blockade agitation for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status on Tuesday even as police and Army personnel deployed at Dausa district tried to control the agitators. Over 350 policemen guard the AgraJaipur highway from all sides and an equal number of Armymen...
  • In Pics: Desert storm day 5 May 28, 2008

    Gurjars block highways, rail tracks and threaten to cut off National Capital Region. ...
  • Gurjar agitation holds Rajasthan to ransom May 27, 2008

    Jaipur: Rajasthan has promulgated the National Security Act in 15 districts as the Gurjar agitation continued for a fifth day on Tuesday. The Union Home Ministry is also taking steps to protect Delhi from the threat of Gurjar protests on Thursday. Rajasthan is simmering and is on the edge with the heat...
  • Gurjar stir intensifies, Rajasthan under siege May 27, 2008

    New Delhi: With agitating Gurjars refusing to bow down, Rajasthan government on Tuesday clamped the National Security Act (NSA) in 15 districts affected by violence over the issue of ST status for the community. The district collectors of Ajmer, Alwar, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Dausa, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Kota,...
  • Gurjar leader charged with murder, contempt May 27, 2008

    New Delhi: As Gurjar agitation enters it's fifth day, protests have intensified in Rajasthan. The tremors are being felt in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi as well with trains delayed and road traffic held up at various places in the two states. Back in Rajasthan the deadlock persists. On Tuesday, Rajasthan government slapped...
  • Gurjars demand postmortem of dead bodies on the spot May 27, 2008

    Groups of Gurjars at Bayana are keeping vigil over dead bodies of protesters, demanding a proper postmortem at the spot. Four government doctors have been sent to Bayana to conduct a postmortem of the bodies. CNNIBNs Correspondent Divya Iyer reports from the site. ...