(Haryana): Tension ran high in Hisar district as members of the Jat
community, seeking quotas in government jobs, blocked the national highway
to Delhi and railway tracks on Wednesday, a day after a youth was killed
in police firing.
The youth, Sandeep, 20, was killed on Tuesday as Haryana police attempted
to remove protesting Jats from the railway track near Ramayan and Mayyar
villages in Hisar.
Angry Jat leaders said on Wednesday morning that they would put the body
of the victim on the highway till the government took action.
Nearly 25 protestors were injured in the police action on Tuesday. Of
these, 10 were seriously injured and admitted to hospitals here and in
Jat community agitators blocked the Hisar-Delhi national highway and the
railway track connecting both places. The protestors could be seen lying
down on the tracks on Wednesday.
The Jat community has been agitating for the last few days, seeking
reservation in government jobs for the community in the Other Backward
Classes (OBC) category.
They blamed chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for going back on earlier
promises and using delaying tactics and force to break up the Jat