Gujjars to attend second round of talks in Jaipur today

June 11th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by ANI  

Jaipur, June 11 (ANI): Gujjars will attend the second round of talks with the Rajasthan Government here today.

On Tuesday, the Rajasthan Government asked Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla to send a delegation to Jaipur after he set conditions for initiating second round of talks.

In a letter to the Gujjar leader, the Government assured that all demands made by Bainsla would be discussed to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution.

Earlier, Bainsla had gone back on the written commitment given in Bayana during the first round of talks on Monday and demanded release of arrested women activists and withdrawal of murder charges against 20 protestors as a pre-condition for talks.

The agitating Gujjars and the representatives of the Rajasthan Government held the initial round of talks in Bayana on Monday evening.

State Minister Sabarmal Jat and Lakshmi Narayan Dave conducted negotiations with Gujjar leader Ramvir Singh Vidhuri who represented a 37-member Gujjar delegation at a school here.

It was announced at a joint press conference that community leaders had called off a countrywide shutdown on Tuesday.

During the talks, the Gujjars demanded withdrawal of all cases by the State Government against agitators, compensation of Rs ten lakh, each for dead and a government job for one person for a deceaseds family, compensation of Rs two lakh for the injured and registration of cases against the policemen who fired on protestors. (ANI)

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