Gujjar agitation: Additional force deployed in Rajasthan

The Home Ministry today dispatched 1,500 personnel of central paramilitary forces to Rajasthan to assist the State government to deal with the situation arising out of the ongoing Gujjar agitation. The central forces will be deployed along with Rajasthan Police personnel to maintain law and order and foil any attempt by any one to disturb peace, sources said. Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai also spoke to Rajasthan Chief Secretary Salauddin Ahmed and discussed with him the prevailing situation in the State and assured him all central help to maintaining normalcy.
Rail and road traffic remained affected as the agitators continued to squat on rail tracks and blocked roads in Bharatpur district. Gujjars have been agitating for the last two days in support of their demands, including quota in jobs. The Ashok Gehlot government has said it was ready for talks to end the impasse.