Jat agitation protestors serve ultimatum

By: | Updated: 09 Mar 2012 12:32 AM


Hisar: The agitating Jats demanding job quota today served an
ultimatum asking Haryana government to unconditionally release by Friday
all those who had been taken into custody during the movement and
threatened to intensify their stir if the demand was not met.

"The
government should order release of all those Jat protesters who had been
taken into custody two days ago," Jitender Chattar of All India Jat
Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti(AIJASS) said here.

He said they will
give the government time till Friday afternoon to act after which they
will intensify their stir and block all the roads to Delhi and other parts
besides launching their agitation in other parts of the country.

Hisar
located 155 km from the national capital had been virtually under a siege
of the protesters demanding OBC quota. Meanwhile Delhi-Hisar highway which
had remained blocked yesterday opened to road traffic.

The
district administration had yesterday ordered closure of all educational
institutions for three days. Security forces had conducted a flag march
here last evening as Hisar remained on the boil.

Uneasy calm
prevailed in the district on Thursday. At Garhi village near here mobs
smashed window panes of trucks triggering a major jam on national highway
last evening. The protesters had placed tree trunks on roads at some
places.

Jats are seeking reservation in government jobs for the
community in OBC category and have accused Haryana chief minister
Bhupinder Singh Hooda of "going back on promises" in this regard.





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First Published: 09 Mar 2012 12:32 AM
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