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Great Expectations: Post Article 370, J&K Tribals Waiting To Get Justice

Great Expectations: Post Article 370, J&K Tribals Waiting To Get Justice

The tribal communities of Jammu and Kashmir widely hailed the abrogation of Article 370 as 'historic' government move, confident that it would end the discrimination and injustice that they faced on a daily basis. Their hopes, however, remain unfulfilled.

21 June 2022
Caught Between Separatism and Nationalism, Gujjar-Bakarwal Tribes In Search of A New Life

Caught Between Separatism and Nationalism, Gujjar-Bakarwal Tribes In Search of A New Life

In Kashmir, the separatist politics has existed for long but the geographical location of the Gujjars on border regions makes them disconnected from the...

21 June 2022

Education Remains A Distant Dream For Kashmir’s Tribal Children

As per Census 2011, only 17.8% of the population from the tribal communities of Gujjars and Bakarwals can read and write to some extent.

Forest Dwellers Of J&K And The Long Wait For Justice 

Forest Dwellers Of J&K And The Long Wait For Justice 

With no access to the majority of forest areas, and shrinking of grazing lands, nomadic herders like Gujjars and Bakarwals of Jammu and Kashmir are finding...

21 June 2022

Selective Demolition: When Jammu’s Gujjars Faced The Demolition Squad

The issue is not of ‘land jihad’ or Hindus versus Muslims, but between the tribal community with no power and influence and the administration that...

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01 April 2022
Rajasthan's Gujjar Leader Kirodi Singh Bainsla Passes Away

Rajasthan's Gujjar Leader Kirodi Singh Bainsla Passes Away

With his death, the Gujjar community has lost a powerful voice, according to observers.


16 May 2021
J-K Extends Lockdown But Throws Open Bakerwal Migration Route

J-K Extends Lockdown But Throws Open Bakerwal Migration Route

The Jammu and Kashmir government decided to open the Mughal Road to facilitate the movement of trucks carrying fruits, and seasonal migration of...


10 November 2020
Jats, Muslims Renew Quota Demand Amid Gurjar Agitation In Rajasthan

Jats, Muslims Renew Quota Demand Amid Gurjar Agitation In Rajasthan

Jats and Muslim communities demand inclusion in the Central OBC list


30 October 2020
Rajasthan Gurjar Outfit Plans Stir Over Quotas From November 1

Rajasthan Gurjar Outfit Plans Stir Over Quotas From November 1

Gurjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti leader Vijay Bainsla said their demand for reservations was pending for two years.


16 February 2019
Gujjar Agitation Ends In Rajasthan, Bainsla Calls For Removal Of Blockades

Gujjar Agitation Ends In Rajasthan, Bainsla Calls For Removal Of Blockades

The statement by Bainsla came as the agitation by the Gujjar community entered the ninth day.


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16 February 2019
Gujjar Agitation Continues Despite Govt's Assurance For Reservation

Gujjar Agitation Continues Despite Govt's Assurance For Reservation

Gujjar leaders demanded written assurance from the government that necessary steps would be taken if their demands face legal hurdles.


13 February 2019
Rajasthan Govt Passes 5% Quota Bill For Protesting Gujjars, 4 Other Castes

Rajasthan Govt Passes 5% Quota Bill For Protesting Gujjars, 4 Other Castes

The Congress government introduced the quota Bill following massive protests in the state led by Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla demanding reservation for...


15 February 2019
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Deep Throat

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13 February 2019
Congress Likely To Announce Proposal To End Gujjar Stir Over Reservation

Congress Likely To Announce Proposal To End Gujjar Stir Over Reservation

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired two meetings Tuesday at the state secretariat to discuss the quota issue with ministers and other Congress leaders.


11 February 2019
Rajasthan CM Ready To Hold Talks With Gujjars, Condemns Violence

Rajasthan CM Ready To Hold Talks With Gujjars, Condemns Violence

The agitation for reservation, which entered its fourth day on Monday, witnessed violence on Sunday when protesters clashed with police personnel near Dholpur


10 February 2019
Gujjars Continue To Protest For Quota In Rajasthan

Gujjars Continue To Protest For Quota In Rajasthan

The blockade by Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti has forced the West Central Railway (CWR) to divert, cancel or partially terminate nearly 200 trains in the...


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09 February 2019
Trains Affected As Gujjars Continue To Protest On Second Day Over Quota Demand

Trains Affected As Gujjars Continue To Protest On Second Day Over Quota Demand

The Gujjar agitation has affected the smooth running of trains on West Central Railway route.


14 December 2018
High BP Is Killing Tribals In J&K. Is Kashmiri Salt Tea To Blame?

High BP Is Killing Tribals In J&K. Is Kashmiri Salt Tea To Blame?

Even as the tribal population have a lifestyle that would keep them hale and hearty, 'over' consumption of the Kashmiri salt tea may have to be blamed for the...


22 December 2017
By Allotting 1% Reservation To Gujjars And Four Other Backward Castes, Rajasthan Govt Crosses 50% Quota Limit

By Allotting 1% Reservation To Gujjars And Four Other Backward Castes, Rajasthan Govt Crosses 50% Quota Limit

Earlier in October, the Rajasthan Government passed a bill, which increased Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota from 21 percent to 26 percent.


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