Rajasthan Government invites Gujjars for talks to Jaipur

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Jaipur, June 10: The Rajasthan Government has asked Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla to send a delegation to Jaipur after he set conditions for initiating second round of talks today.

In a letter to the Gujjar leader, the Government assured that all demands made by Bainsla would be discussed to arrive at a mutually- acceptable solution.

Earlier in the day, Bainsla had gone back on the written commitment given in Bayana during the first round of talks on Monday and demanded release of arrested women activists and withdrawal of murder charges against 20 protestors as a pre-condition for talks.

The agitating Gujjars and the representatives of the Rajasthan Government held the initial round of talks in Bayana yesterday evening. State Minister Sabarmal Jat and Lakshmi Narayan Dave conducted negotiations with Gujjar leader Ramvir Singh Vidhuri who represented a 37 member Gujjar delegation at a school here. It was announced at a joint press conference that community leaders had called off a countrywide shutdown on Tuesday. It was also announced that the next round of talks would be held in Jaipur.

During the talks, the Gujjars demanded withdrawal of all cases by the State Government against agitators, compensation of Rs ten lakh , each for dead and a government job for one person for a deceased's family, compensation of Rs two lakh for the injured and registration of cases against the policemen who fired on protestors.

After the talks, Bainsla told reporters at Karwadi that Gujjars had been assured that arrested protestors, including women and injured would be freed, water and electricity supply restored and telecommunication jammers removed from Karwadi and Pilupura. Meanwhile, demonstrations continue in Pilupura and Sikandra.

ANI

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