Haryana ready for fresh Jat quota stir; section 144 imposed

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Haryana, Jan 28, 2017: As a section of Jat community is ready to re-start protests for reservation in Haryana from January 29, the district administration has imposed CrPC Section 144 in parts of Rohtak district as a precautionary measure.

Deputy Commissioner Hardeep Singh issued the order, which prohibits blockage and obstructions of roads, railway stations, power stations and canals through protests and demonstrations.

The assembly of five or more people in about 500 metres from national and state highways, along with railway stations in the city has been banned, an official said.

The government has sought 55 companies of central paramilitary forces and has also issued the call out the notice to depute 7,000 Home Guards in the State, which saw 30 deaths and widespread destruction of property during a similar stir one year back.

The All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) led by Yashpal Malik, while accusing the Manohar Lal Khattar government of not fulfilling their demands for quota, has announced to hold the next round of agitation in 19 districts.

The demands include the release of innocent youth arrested in connection with the quota stir in February 2016, compensation to the families of youth who were killed in the agitation and reservation for the Jat community.

The 19 districts where the agitation is planned include Rohtak, Sonipat, Bhiwani, Kurukshetra, Mahendragarh, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal and Fatehabad.

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