Jat protest: Haryana bandh calls, rail route may get affected

Violent action of forces over the Jat community blew more fire on the matter while one youth agitator Sandeep, 18, died allegedly in the ‘police firing’ which lead violent protests in the entire Hisar district on 6 March.

Thousands of agitators are still sitting on the railway track along with the body of Sandeep on the Ramayan’s Railway track, which connect Delhi to Hisar, near Mayyar village.

The angry Jat agitators have decided to call for a Haryana bandh on Saturday by blocking the highways of atleast 20-25 neighbouring villages across the state. The bandh has affected Hissar, Fatehabad and Jind.

According to report, Jat community demanded for reservation of jobs in Other Backward Class quota. And for that all the Jat protestors blocked the roads leading into Hissar. An ultimatum also has given to govt. as demand of release the leaders of All India Jat Aarkshan Sanghrash Samiti (AIJASS), who are under police arrest, those sitting on dharna before the cremation of youth killed in police action.

This matter came into existence while 17 opposition MLAs were suspended as the Jat stir issue rocked the Haryana Assembly, which also saw INLD Secretary General Ajay Singh Chautala finding himself at the centre of the pandemonium. On Friday evening all 17 were met with the Jat agitators who were in Central jail.

The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala was also attack on the INLD for trying to divide the state and increasing violence in the Jat agitation.

Police has charged case over the 1500-2000 protesters, who have paralysed rail traffic for past 19 days, had buried a police chowki in Hisar Cantt and damaged an SBI ATM in Cantt area. Now area of Cant has canvassed with brigades of C.R.P.F and R.A.F.

Seeing the huge clashes between the state government and jat protesters, with stepping ahead the khap panchayats have now decided to mediate between them by talks to find a way of restoring the peace.

Moreover a 15-member committee to be constituted to hold tripartite talks with the leaders of All India Jat Aarkshan Sanghrash Samiti (AIJASS) and the government.

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