Gujjars meeting today in Hindaun, Rajasthan

Rajasthan Gujjar Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti to hold a ‘review’ meeting today on the conditions met as part of the agreement with a three-member ministerial committee in January. The meeting would be held in Hindaun in Karauli district. The 51 members, who were part of the talk with the state government after an agitation by the community in the December 2010, along with the local and community leaders will participate in the meeting. When contacted, Col Kirori Singh Bainsla said it was nothing more than a review meeting. “We will review what all has been done by the state government during the past six months,’’ he said, denying that yet another agitation by the community for special reservation was being planned. Bainsla chose to remain silent on his opinion over government’s attitude.
With all senior Gujjar leaders, including Captain Harprasad, Dr Roop Singh, Himmat Singh and others to attend the meet, speculations over the community’s next move, are doing the rounds. The community is reportedly upset with the state government failing to meet the set deadline. The government, in its agreement with the community in January, had promised to collate quantifiable data on the Gujjar population within six month – a deadline which ends on Tuesday, and present them before the State Backward Classes Commission as ordered by the court. The discussion is bound to revolve around future plans. The government assured the 51-members of Special Backward Classes (SBCs) that it will file a review petition in the court for special reservation. This was to be done on the lines of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu where the quantum of reservation had exceeded the apex court ceiling of 50 per cent.