Monday, November 29, 1999

Gujjar agitation: 10 activists surrender in court; get bail

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Muzaffarnagar(UP), June 17 (PTI) Gujjar leader Choudhary Ilem Singh and nine others today surrendered before a sessions court which granted them bail in a case regarding disruption of traffic during a protest here in support of an agitation by their counterparts in Rajasthan in 2007. District and Sessions Judge Raj Bahadur Singh granted them bail on condition that they furnish bonds of Rs 25,000 each. According to the case, a group of members from the community led by Singh, also the SP divisional President, blocked traffic along the Delhi-Dehradun highway at Barla village here in support of the Rajasthan Gujjar agitation on June 3, 2007. Gujjar leader Col Bainsla Bainsla led a violent agitation in Rajasthan then, demanding reservation to the community which resulted in the deaths of dozens in police firing. Singh and his supporters held a protest here in support of their counterparts in the neighbouring state and a case was lodged against them in Phatar police station.

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