Gujjar community is proving to be a pain for the majority in the state. Now even the university students have to bear their consequences of agitation. The students were already coping up with the highly stretched timetable and now the news of the postponing also came.
Due to the ongoing Gujjar protests for the RESERVATION OF THE STATE, Rajasthan University ( RU ) has decided to postpone the university examination starting from february 13. Around 1 lakh 42 thousand students were giving the university exam which will have to wait for further declaration of examination dates which are yet to be announced. The registrar of the university Kesar Lal meena said ” the students at the examination centres in Mahua and Dausa might have a problem as due to the ongoing protest, roads are jammed and section 144 is enforced in many districts of the state. We do not want to take any risk ,so we decided to postpone the examination and further decision will be taken once the situation becomes in control.
The protest is ongoing in more than half of of the districts of the state. Highways, roads and rail network is completely jammed by the protestors demanding for 5% reservation in the government services and education. In many districts like Tonk, Dholpur, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, and others, section 144 of IPC is already enforced and situation is expected to become more problematic. However, the talk between the government and protestors are still going on.
Gurjjar- a farming and trading community — are classified by the government as an “Other Backward Class”. They are part of the caste system that does not face as much exclusion or discrimination in Indian society. The Gurjar community feels it has been economically and educationally left behind and it wants to be reclassified as a schedule tribe. They demand scheduled tribe status so that they can qualify for government jobs and state college seats reserved solely for such groups. The Indian government has put in place an affirmative action plan that sets aside job and educational quotas for the disadvantaged groups that it classifies as Scheduled Tribes.