Jaipur, June 14: The second round of talks between the 22-member Gujjar delegation and the Rajasthan Government will continue today. The meeting, which started on Friday, was positive. Both the party representatives said that the talk was going in a positive direction.
Masood Singh Choudhry, who was spearheading the Gujjars, said that the government was taking their demands seriously and they hope that talks would conclude on a positive note. The Government of Rajasthan High Power Committee Chairman Ram Das Aggrawal said, "It was a progressive talk. I am sure the outcome of the meeting would be for the welfare of Rajasthan."
After the release of 25 Gujjar women, who were arrested for damaging rail tracks in Bandikui in Dausa District last week, the Gujjar representatives on Thursday agreed to resume talks. Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla had said that he would not send a delegation to Jaipur for second found of talks till the arrested women were freed. These women were arrested under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Railway Act.
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.