Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla refused to call off the agitation for a government quota Thursday, saying the bill passed in the Rajasthan Assembly to meet their demand could face legal challenges.
"We have studied the bill," Mr Bainsla said, referring to the legislation that allows a five per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes to the Gujjars and four other communities agitating for it.
He said the legislation may be quashed in court following a writ petition.
"What is the provision to deal with litigation? Therefore, we are continuing the agitation," Mr Bainsla told reporters.
He said the people of his community want "immunity" for the bill and assurance from the government that it will be responsible if the bill is challenged in court.
Mr Bainsla asked the government to clarify what it will do if the bill, passed Wednesday, is challenged in the court.