Gujjar crisis: Govt conceeds to most of Gujjar demands

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Ajmer, Oct 14 (UNI) The first round of talks between the Rajasthan government and the Gujjar leaders on their six-point charter of demands ended on a positive note with the ruling dispensation conceeding to most of the demands of the tribal community.

The talks were held in the Ajmer Central jail last night.

BJP leader Ramdas Agarwal said the governmnt agreed to provide job to a member of the family of the deceased killed during the May-June agitation and provide compensation to the injured.

However, the quantum of compensation will be decided during the next round of talks to be held in Jaipur.

The Vasundhra Raje government also in principle agreed to withdraw the cases against those who participated in the rail roko agitation at Hindon. It agreed to expedite the work of the Chopra committee by providing additional staff. The committee was constituted in June to study the demands of the Gujjars for inclusion in the ST list.

Besides Mr Agarwal, the government was represented by Health Minister Digamber Singh, Water Resources Minister Sabarmal Jat, BJP state general secretary Rampal Jat, while the Gujjar side was led by Col Kirori Singh Bainsla and other 40 leaders of the community.

UNI

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