Gujjars suspend Jail Bharo agitation in response to govt call

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Ajmer, Oct 10 (UNI) In response to the Raje government's appeal to create a conducive atmosphere for a peaceful solution, the Gujjar Reservation Action Committee today suspended the 'Jail Bharo' agitation being organised on its call since October 2 for pressing the demand for inclusion of the Gujjar community in the ST list.

An announcement to this effect made by action committee Convenor Col Kirodi Singh Bainsla from the Ajmer Jail.

Accordingly, the proposed move of courting arrests by Gujjar community women in the state tomorrow was also being put off, Col Bainsla added.

He said the action committee core group's meeting held in the Jail premises here this afternoon decided to suspend the Jail Bharo agitation after discussing the state government's appeal.

Ajmer's Divisional Commissioner had formally sent an invitation on behalf of the state government for holding talks over the issue, he added.

He said the core group had considered the state government's appeal for creating a conducive atmosphere for peaceful solution and accordingly decided to suspend the second phase of its agitation.

Accordingly, the Gujjars in different jails since their arrests during the agitation would now be freed, Col Bainsla added.

Over 58,000 Gujjars had courted arrests in different districts on October 2 and since then the groups of agitating Gujjars also resorted to holding rasta roko at different points on several road and rail routes in the state.

Col Bainsla had also courted arrest in Bharatpur on October 2. He was lodged in Bharatpur's Sewar jail and later was shifted to Ajmer Jail here.

The agitating Gujjars had also damaged railway tracks at some points.

Agitating Gujjars, meanwhile, today tried to stall road traffic on Delhi Mumbai Highway in Mania(Dholpur) and some other points.

However, the police took swift action and cleared the road.


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