Gujjars disrupt water supply in Dausa

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Jaipur, Jun 5 (UNI) The agitating Gujjars have disrupted water supply in Dausa town even as 'rail roko' and 'rasta roko' movements to press for their demand of Scheduled Tribe status continued on the fourteenth day today.

According to police sources, the Gujjar protestors damaged the main water supply line at Mahsar village in Dausa district last night. Some protestors were taken into custody in this connection, the sources said.

Meanwhile, blockades at some points on rail tracks in Dausa and Bharatpur districts kept Delhi-Mumbai(via Bayana, Sawai Madhopur, Kota), Jaipur-Delhi, Jaipur-Agra and Alwar-Mathura rail routes were lifted.

While traffic on Delhi-Mumbai via Bayana, Sawai Madhopur, Kota has been closed since May 23, traffic on other three routes had been disrupted for the last four days.

Meanwhile, cremation of 20 victims in Sikandara firing on May 23 was yet to be performed. The corpses of these victims were still lying at the dharna site in Sikandara, police said.

In a fresh move, the Rajasthan government today again sent the formal invitation to Gujjar leader Col Kirodi Singh Bainsla inviting him to come to Jaipur to hold talks with the government at a convenient day and time.

The invitation letter was sent to Col Bainsla by Water Resources Department Secretary S N Thanvi on behalf of the state government and the Gujjar leader, who was currently leading dharna at Pillukapura-Karwadi, has reportedly responded positively to the move. But he was yet to reply to the government, the sources said.

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