Uttar Pradesh: The tensions have escalated between Rajputs and Gurjar community in Saharanpur over ‘gaurav yatra’.
In the middle of the conflict between the Gurjar and Rajput communities, actor Akshay Kumar's film 'Prithviraj' encounters difficulties.
The move by the Bhartiya Veer Gurjar Mahasabha (ABVGM), an organisation of Delhi NCR Gurjar leaders, may face strong opposition from the Rajput community.
In a separate incident, Chhoti Kasrawad's Manju Bai complained that she was abused over her caste and shoved by women for offering water to the Shivlinga.
The Gurjar leader accused the UP police of double standards by not taking action against some people who had allegedly wiped off the community’s name on the same plaque on a statue of 9th century king Mihir Bhoj.
The recent Mihir Bhoj statue row has further widened the differences between Gurjars and Rajput communities.
Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot, a leading Gurfar face, however, said Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' will pass successfully through Rajasthan.
After the BJP decided to inaugurate the statue of 'Gurjar Pratihar Samrat Mihir Bhoj' near Greater Noida, the numerically far superior Rajput community got anguished.
A few Gurjar groups have threatened to not permit the screening of Akshay Kumar-starrer movie ‘Prithviraj’, if the emperor is depicted as a Rajput king.
Gurjars in Rajasthan demand 5% reservation as a Most Backward Class.