Rajasthan Police Open Fire on Gujjar Agitators On Day 3 Of Quota Protests
NDTV Published on Feb 10, 2019
The Rajasthan police on Sunday resorted to firing to prevent members of the Gujjar community--who have been protesting for their demand of five per cent quota in jobs and education-- from blocking a highway connecting Dholpur to Gwalior. The police, however, were unsuccessful in their attempt to stop the agitators from blocking the road. The incident took place in Rajasthan's Dholpur as the Gujjar protest entered its third day. As the protesters moved to occupy National Highway 3, they had a run-in with the police, which baton-charged to stop them. The police later opened fire on them. The action has not caused any death, the police told NDTV. Two police vehicles have been torched by the protesters, they added.