Kota: Gujjars in Bundi district continued road blockades near Topa village on Hindoli – Uniyara national highway number 148D on the second day on Monday in favour of their demand for 5 percent quota in government services.
Hundreds of people of Gujjar community including women stayed assembled on the road throughout last night and the day today with some men and women from the community performing dance on Devnarayan Bhajans to pass the time merrily and to entertain the agitators.
‘We would celebrate Devnarayan Jayanti and perform our rites and Puja on the road’, said Poswal adding that Devnarayan temple or his place of divinity is located in almost all the villages so wherever they are protesting and blockading the road, they would celebrate the occasion at the same place without moving to their home village.The blockade by Gujjars on Hindoli – Uniyara NH- 148D continues on the second day today, however the situation is peaceful, told DSP, Nainwa circle Raja Ram Meena.
They have been struggling for five percent reservation for last 16 years and have lost the lives of community members in the agitation in past and this time they won’t move from the road blockade until they are granted five percent reservation, he further said.It is Devnarayan Jayanti on Tuesday, the occasion the entire Gujjar community celebrates with great enthusiasm and pay prayers to community god Devnarayan but this time the Gujjars are determined to celebrate the occasion on the national highway.
Meanwhile, Gujjars in Baran district held meetings at several places in the district and chalked out their strategy to join hands with the statewide Gujjar agitation from February 16.We would continue to sit on the road and block the NH – 148D until our demand for five percent quota in government services is met and our leader Col. Kirori Singh Bainsla directs us to remove the road blockade, told Radha Kishan Poswal, a local Gujjar leader from Nainwa town of Bundi district who is commanding the road blockade on NH- 148D.
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