Rajasthan Gurjar to begin agitation for reservation from May 23


After the gurjar warning for agitation in Rajasthan over reservation, talks were held between Rajasthan government and gurjar leaders. Even, a Mahapanchayat held on 15th May in Adda village of Bharatpur district by Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti. Here, the gurjar leaders announced to begin an agitation from May 23 for 5% reservation in government jobs and education institutions in Rajasthan. Know the details.

The gurjar will begin agitation from Pilukapura in Bharatpur district. The decision for agitation is taken after a 15-member delegation meet with a group of ministers on 14th May in Jaipur over reservation demand and announced in Mahapanchayat. The decision for agitation is taken after discussion of Kirori Singh Bainsla with other community leaders in Adda village.

Kirori Singh Bainsla on reservation
Gurjar leader Bainsla told that he was not satisfied with delegation meet with the ministers held on 14th May. He also added not to give up if his community did not get its rights. He further talked about injustice faced by gurjar community throughout the country. So, if their demands are not fulfilled then they will begin agitation.

Rajasthan Gurjar Agitation
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Reservation Quota
The gurjars are protesting for reservation for last decade. They have been already given one per cent reservation in the ‘most backward’ category but they are demanding for a five per cent quota under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) slab.

In October 2017, the Rajasthan Assembly passed a bill to raise OBC reservation from 21 to 26 per cent to create a new category within it for Gujjars and some other castes. But, Rajasthan high court put a stay on the bill as it would have increased the reservation to 54 per cent. Further Supreme Court also directed not to exceed the 50 percent reservation cap.