Gujjar agitation ends as government promises 5% quota

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Protests from the Gujjar community demanding reservation in government jobs in Rajasthan came to an end on Thursday night after the government announced 5% quota to the community.

The state government has assured the agitators that it would bring two new laws- providing 5 per cent reservation to Gujjars in the Special Backward Classes category and another 14 per cent reservation for the Economically Backward Classes among the upper castes.

After a four-hour meeting with the community leaders in Jaipur, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Singh announced that the bill would be passed in the cabinet and the state assembly and would then be sent for inclusion in the 9th Schedule.

The community took to the railway tracks and blocked roads from May 21, causing traffic jams on Delhi-Mumbai rail route and Jaipur-Agra national highway, to put forward their demands for reservation.

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  1. WHEN VOTE MATTERS :- The state government, through an Act, had allowed 5% additional quota to Gujjars and a few castes. But it has hit a legal hurdle as the total reserved quota is exceeding the cap of 50% prescribed by the Supreme Court.
    WHEN VESTED INTEREST MATTERS :- The legal tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over the Home Ministry notification clipping the powers of the AAP dispensation reached the Supreme Court………………

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