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HC asks govt to form panel on Gujjar quota issue

April 16, 2010 13:15 IST

The Rajasthan high court on Friday asked the state government to constitute a committee led by a retired judge to look into the quota demands of the Gujjars and to find a solution to the problem arising out of their ongoing agitation.

The committee was also asked to take up the matter with the Gujjar community to defuse the agitation and the situation arising out of it.

The division bench was acting on a public interest litigation on the Gujjar agitation. The matter will again come up for hearing on May 3.

The high court asked the government to take action against people who did not abide by the law and its directions on maintaining peace and order.

Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla is spearheading a protest demanding five per cent quota for the community in state jobs. Hundreds of Gujjars led by Bainsla have been marching to Jaipur since April 11 to press for their demand.

The Rajasthan government has made a fresh offer of talks to the agitators.

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