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Traffic movement resumes on Ahmedabad-Udaipur highway

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The traffic movement between Ahmedabad and Udaipur resumed on Sunday night after the agitating tribal youngsters in Dungarpur decided to call off their four-day-long agitation.

Two persons have lost their lives in police firing during the agitation. One person had died on Friday night and another succumbed to the bullet injuries on late Sunday.

The Rajasthan government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased. The government also assured jobs to the members of their families.

Internet was restricted in Dungarpur and some part of the Udaipur district in order to contain rumours.

Tribals demanding job in schools

The tribal community members were demanding that the 1,167 vacant posts—which are reserved for general category applicants but have been lying unclaimed because of a lack of qualified candidates—be given to those from their communities.

Agitation ended after Rajasthan govt assurance

The agitation ended when the Rajasthan government assured the agitators that a legal solution to the problem would be sought in the Supreme Court. The meeting was attended by the tribal development minister Arjun Bamania, BTP MLA Ganesh Ghaghra, MP Kanakmal Kataria, MLA Mahendra Malviya, DGP ML Lathar, additional director general of police Dines MN and local officials.

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District Collector Kana Ram said the agitation has been called off and there was no untoward incident and the agitators have returned to their respective villages.

Traffic snarl along Ahmedabad Udaipur highway due to the agitation

Hundreds of trucks from both Gujarat and other states lined up as the tribals barricaded the national highway that prevented the movement of the trucks. The agitators also set on fire both police and the private vehicle and indulged in looting civilian properties.

However, as the agitators were still active in Rishabdeo under Udaipur district so the administration decided to postpone the panchayat elections in 56 gram panchayats.

In other areas, the elections took place for the panch and sarpanchs.

 

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