New Delhi, May 29: It's the first anniversary of the Gujjar agitations and Delhi is bracing for massive protests by the community.
Gujjars have reportedly planned road and rail blockades as part
of their strike. Security has been tightened across the capital,
especially in Gujjar-strongholds of Mehrauli, Ghazipur, Patparganj
and Badarpur. The Union Home Ministry has asked authorities in
Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi to take all measures to maintain
peace. The Akhil Bhartiya Gurjar Mahasabha has threatened to cut
off supplies of essential commodities.
The Capital's borders are dotted with pockets of Gujjar population near the Delhi Faridabad border.
A similar protest by the Gujjars had thrown life completely out of gear in 2007. There is heavy deployment of over 10,000 Delhi police personnel and paramilitary forces along the city's borders.
The target of the protests this time are the vital entry points into Delhi. The Gujjars may stage their road blockades on the Gurgaon-Mehrauli road, Delhi-Faridabad road, Noida Mor and the Noida expressway. The Capital is gearing up for a possible traffic mess.