Jat protesters blocked the railway tracks seeking OBC quota reservation for the community belonging to Dholpur and Bharatpur districts. The blockade is continuing. The Agra-Bandikui rail route has also been hit.
According to a GRP official, the protesters first held a ‘mahapanchayat’ near the tracks and then blocked the railway line between Vehaj and Bedham railway stations. The protesters are led by Congress MLA Vishvendra Singh, according to the news agency PTI. The official also said a goods train was stopped by the agitators near Deeg in Bharatpur.
“People are agitated and they don’t want any assurances. If government is really willing to provide reservation to Jats in OBC, they should come to Bharatpur and give people in writing when it will be implemented,” Singh told PTI.
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