The Gujjars have had their hopes somewhat dashed this week with the Rajasthan High Court refusing to allot them an extra 5 percent reservation in the state.
The court, rightly, said that adding another quota of reservation would break the 50 percent ceiling kept by the Supreme Court for reservations in the country.
The Gujjars have reverted to their usual style - mass protests that disrupt rail and road travel in their state and in Delhi.
While no period for this agitation has been stated, it is presumed that they plan to agitate until they receive their reservation.
It is an irony that a minority group that has the ability to hold the capital to ransom wants to have themselves included in the list of the oppressed and downtrodden.
Image: Members of the Gujjar tribe sit on railway tracks to block trains at Peelipura, Rajasthan, Wednesday, December 22, 2010.Court rejects 5 percent job quota for Gujjars in Rajasthan