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Gujjar protests continue, traffic affected

June 02, 2007 14:14 IST

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The outskirts of the national capital on Saturday bore the brunt of the Gujjar protests with road blocks triggering major traffic snarls, keeping the police personnel on their toes.

Slogan-shouting Gujjars took to the streets in Badarpur in south Delhi bordering Haryana and Chilla village near Uttar Pradesh, stopping vehicles and burning effigies of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the morning hours.

Traffic was also disrupted in Ghazipur border in east Delhi due to the demonstrations as Gurjars continued protests in the capital for the fourth straight day against the police firing on members of their community in Rajasthan.      

Demonstrations were also taken out in Sarai Kale Khan and Maujpur areas of south and northeast Delhi, leading to traffic blocks for sometime.

However, no incidents of violence were reported from anywhere in the national capital, police sources said even as unrest continued in Rajasthan with protestors setting afire a railway station at Sanganer.

Sporadic incidents of violence like stone-pelting and minor clashes with police were witnessed in the last two days as angry Gujjars hit Delhi's streets in support of the demand for their inclusion in Scheduled Tribe list in Rajasthan.

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