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Gujjar quota stir turns violent as agitators open fire, burn vehicles
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India, Feb. 10 -- The agitation by the Gujjar community demanding 5 per cent reservation in government jobs and education in Rajasthan turned violent on Sunday as the agitators opened fire, burnt vehicles and pelted stones at police in Dholpur district, about 280 km east of Jaipur. The police retaliated with tear gas shells to disperse the mob.
Around half a dozen policemen were injured in the skirmish.
Superintendent of Police Dholpur, Ajay Singh said the activists of Gujjar community in afternoon jammed the Agra-Morena highway. The police was standing few meters away from the site; the agitators started pelting stones on police and burnt three police vehicles. The police fired tear gas shells to disperse the mob.
He said the agitator...
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