Haryana ready for fresh Jat quota stir

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Haryana, Jan 24, 2017: As the Jats in Haryana have decided to launch a fresh round of quota agitation from January 29, the government has sought 55 companies of central paramilitary forces and has also issued call out 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 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.

Additional Chief Secy, Home, Ram Niwas while talking to the media said that “Although the leaders of various agitating organisations have assured to hold ‘dharnas’ in a peaceful manner, the administration is fully geared up to maintain law and order.”

He said that all the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police have been directed to ensure that highways and railway tracks are not obstructed and no damage is caused to property during the protest.

All the proposed ‘dharnas’ would be video-graphed, he said.

However, to maintain law and orders situation in the State during the proposed reservation protest, Haryana Police has already cancelled leaves of all its personnel till further orders.

Wefornews Bureau

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