Gujjar Jail Bharo agitation begins; thousands court arrest

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Jaipur, Oct 2 (UNI) Thousands of Gujjars today courted arrest with the Gujjar Araskshan Sangarsh Samiti kicking off its second phase of agitation in support of its demand for inclusion in the ST list.

An indefinite mass arrest campaign has been launched in the seven divisional headquarters.

According to the initial reports, the community members started reaching the spots in groups earmarked for the arrest since last night.

The state government have identified 259 temporary jails to accommodate the arrested Gujjars while 100 companies of the paramilitary forces have been deployed in view of the agitation.

According to police, there were no report of any untoward incidents.

Samiti's convenor Kirori Singh Bainsla and spokesman Roop Singh will court arrest in Bharatpur district. Congress MP Sachin Pilot reached here this morning to participate in the stir.

UNI

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