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Quota- Reservations

O.P. Rajbhar (left) had threatened to ­boycott a Rajya Sabha poll before he got to meet Amit Shah

All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti national president Yashpal Malik ­addressing Jat ­protesters in 2017 in Haryana. They were demanding inclusion in the OBC category.

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Members from Jharkhand Kurmi Vikash Morcha (OBC) raise slogans demanding for reservation during Jharkhand Bandh torchlight procession in Ranchi.

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Bangladeshi students shout slogans during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi students shout slogans during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The students demanded the reformation of a quota system, or reservations based on several categories, in government employment. Bangla reads, "want reform quota".

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Bangladeshi students participate in a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The students demanded the reformation of a quota system, or reservations based on several categories, in government employment.

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A Bangladeshi student shouts slogans during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The students demanded the reformation of a quota system, or reservations based on several categories, in government employment.

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Bangladeshi students shout slogans during a protest for removing or reforming a quota system in government jobs in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi students throw rocks at policemen and run for the cover during a protest for removing or reforming a quota system in government jobs in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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On February 22, 2016, Jat protestors went on the rampage in Murthal, Haryana, including alleged mass rape, but the probe is said to have flopped due to Jat dominance in the state police force

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Members of Maratha Kranti Morcha, or Maratha Revolutionary Front listen to their leader after a silent march in Mumbai.

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Members of Maratha Kranti Morcha, or Maratha Revolutionary Front take out a silent march in Mumbai.

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Members of Maratha Kranti Morcha, or Maratha Revolutionary Front take out a silent march in Mumbai. Tens of thousands of people waving saffron flags are marching through Mumbai demanding quotas in government jobs and education for the Maratha community.

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Maratha community people participate in "Maratha Karnti Morcha Bike Rally" demanding reservation and justice for Kopardi rape victim, in Thane.

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Security personnel on stand-by at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border despite Jat quota protest called off, at Gazipur in New Delhi.

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Tight security arrangements put in place in Gurugram in the view of Jat agitation for reservation.

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Jat Leader Yashpal Malik arrives at Haryana Bhawan for a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar regaring the Jat quota agitation, in New Delhi.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Ministers Ch Birender Singh and PP Chaudhary with Jat Leader Yashpal Malik addressing a press conference after a meeting regaring the Jat quota agitation at Haryana Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union minister of state for electronics and IT PP Chaudhary with Jat Leader Yashpal Malik addressing a press conference after a meeting regaring the Jat quota agitation at Haryana Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar holding a meeting with a delegation of Jat leaders led by Yashpal Malik regaring the Jat quota agitation, in New Delhi.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister Ch Birender Singh holding a meeting with a delegation of Jat leaders led by Yashpal Malik regaring the Jat quota agitation, in New Delhi.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister Ch Birender Singh holding a meeting with a delegation of Jat leaders led by Yashpal Malik regaring the Jat quota agitation, in New Delhi.

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The alleged gangrapes took place near this highway eatery

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Sonepat last February

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A Jat protest in Delhi, March 3

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Jat community members during their agitation for reservation near Pataudi, in Gurugram.

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All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarash Samiti (AIJSS) leader Yashpal Malik at a rally in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

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Members from Jat Community during a rally organised by All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarash Samiti (AIJSS) at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi. Jats have been agitating for quota in government jobs and education.

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Members from Jat Community during a rally organised by All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarash Samiti (AIJSS) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday. Jats have been agitating for quota in government jobs and education.

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A protester takes a photograph with his mobile during the Jat community protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Jat community protest at Jantar Mantar to press for their demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, in New Delhi.

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Peole from the Jat community from Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh at Jantar Mantar during a protest for their demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, in New Delhi.

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Peole from the Jat community during a protest at Jantar Mantar to press for their demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, in New Delhi.

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Peole from the Jat community during a protest at Jantar Mantar to press for their demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, in New Delhi.

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Protest by the Jat community seeking reservation in education institutes and government jobs at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Protest by the Jat community seeking reservation in education institutes and government jobs at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Jat women wearing black scarf around their face reach a protest site in Jasia Village to demand OBC quota for the community and release of those arrested in the last year agitations along with seven other points on 'Black Day', in Rohtak.

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Jat women protestors sitting on a dharna demanding reservations in government jobs at Jasia village, in Rohtak.

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Kurami community block railway tracks during their agitation demanding ST status for them in Purulia, West Bengal.

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Jat protestors sitting on a dharna demanding reservations in government jobs, in Hisar.

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Jat protestors sitting on a dharna demanding reservations in government jobs, in Hisar.

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Jat women protesters on tractor to reach at Jassia village for dharna during their agitation for reservation at Jassia village, in Rohtak.

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Jat protesters at a rally during their agitation for reservation at Jassia village, in Rohtak.

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Jat protesters during the second day of their agitation at Jassia village, in Rohtak.

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Jat women sitting at dharna demanding reservations in government jobs at Jasia village on NH 71A, in Rohtak.

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Agitating Jats demanding reservation in Haryana torch a truck in Rohtak

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A Maratha rally for reservation in Nashik

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Marathas carry a Shivaji figure at a Nashik rally

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A Rohtak street during the Jat agitation

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Ahmedabad: Members of Patel (Patidar) community wearing mask of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the "Kranti rally"

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Supporters of Sardar Patel Group leader Lalji Patel lifts him on their solders at Sabarmati Central Jail after being granted bail, in in Ahmedabad.

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Jat protesters during their agitation for reservation in Jasia village of Rohtak district, Haryana.

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Women members of Jat community shout slogans during their agitation for reservation in Rohtak.

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Jat members shout slogans during their agitation for reservation at Sindhu border in Sonipat.

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Activists of Hills and Tribe Protection Forum block the railway tracks of Diphu railway station to protest for the granting of ST status to Bodo, living in Karbianglong and Dima hasao at Diphu in Karbianglong district of Assam.

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Members of Patidar community burnt vehicle during their "Jail Bharo Andolan" for demanding release of Hardik Patel in Mahesana.

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Police use water canon to control members of Patidar community during their "Jail Bharo Andolan" for demanding release of Hardik Patel in Mahesana.

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Members of Patidar community during the "Jail Bharo Andolan" to demand the release of Convener of Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti Hardik Patel in Surat.

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Medical students at an anti-reservation protest in Delhi

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A protest rally against the rejection of reservation for non-Hindu Dalits

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Women protest in Gurgaon against reports of gang rape incidents in Murthal.

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Residents crowd around a municipality tanker delivering drinking water at a slum

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Residents crowd around a municipality tanker delivering drinking water at a slum.

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Security forces personnel trying to control Jat protesters at Ladsauli village during their agitation for reservation, at GT Road.

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An army person patrols along the Munak canal, near the village of Bindroli. The water crisis in Delhi eased on Monday with security forces securing the canal by evicting Jat agitators in Haryana state.

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Members of Akhil Bharatiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti protesting for their demand of reservation in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

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Protesters demanding reservation for Jats in government jobs burn an effigy of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in Meerut.

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Jat community students block traffic at Begum Pul during a protest in Meerut in support of the community's agitation for reservations in Haryana.

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Jat community people block a road in Gurgaon during their agitation for reservation.

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People of jat community jam the Gurgaon- Alwar National Highway near Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Chowk in Gurgaon during their agitation for reservation.

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Jat community members block the railway tracks during their agitation for reservation.

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Jat community members turn violent during their agitation for reservation.

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Protesters vandalize and damage vehicles during a pro caste quota protest in Rohtak, 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of New Delhi.

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Police lathicharge Jat community members during their agitation for reservation.

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Jat community members clash with other community members during their agitation for reservation.

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Jat community members block the Delhi-Rohtak road during their agitation for reservation in Rohtak.

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Leaders if Khap Panchayat road blcok NH 10 near Sampla town of Rohtak during their agitation for reservation.

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Jat community members protest during their agitation for reservation.

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Jat community members at the railway tracks during the second of their agitation for reservation in Hisar.

Hardik Patel: In August, he was touted as “the next prime minister of the country”. Now the 22-yr-old agitationist is in jail for ‘sedition’.

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Indian Muslims supporters of Jamiat Ulema e-Hind, one of the leading organizations of Muslims in the country, gather in a protest rally. The rally was held to demand reservations in education and government jobs beside other issues. The city heritage landmark Shahid Minar is seen in the background.

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Officers of Crime Branch (Ahmedabad) escort PAAS Convener Hardik Patel in Surat, Gujarat.

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Convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, Hardik Patel is taken to the court in Surat , Gujarat.

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Traffic jam at a highway after the arrest of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti Conveyor Hardik Patel on his way to protest during the India-South Africa Cricket match in Rajkot.

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Members of Patidar Yuva Sangathan gathered at an event of Lok Dayro in Surat.

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Hardik Patel, Indian convenor of 'Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti', addresses Press Conference in New Delhi.

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Hardik Patel, Indian convenor of 'Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti', addresses press conference in New Delhi.

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Hardik Patel, Indian convenor of 'Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti', addresses press conference, in New Delhi.

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Patidar Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel leaves to appear before Gujarat High Court in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Admit us, do Patels rally in Ahmedabad over the reservation issue

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People from Patidar or Patel community run for cover after police use baton charge to disperse the crowd protesting against arrest of their leader Hardik Patel, demanding reservation in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

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Police charge Patidaar women during their protest against arrest of Hardik Patel in Ahmedabad.

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People from Patidar or Patel community run for cover after police use baton charge to disperse the crowd protesting against arrest of their leader Hardik Patel, demanding reservation in Ahmedabad.

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People from Patidar or Patel community stop a police jeep during their protest against arrest of their leader Hardik Patel, demanding reservation in Ahmedabad.

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Police detain Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel while he was trying to take out Ekta Yatra from Varachha Road, in Surat.

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A large number of Patidar community women making noise with utensils during a protest for reservation in Surat.

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AP & Telangana A Kapus protest in Hyderabad

Haryana & UP Jat rally in Delhi demanding reservation

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Maharashtra Maratha reservation rally in Mumbai

Quota unquote Med students in New Delhi raise anti-reservation slogans in 2006

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