Haryana On High Alert As Jat Agitation Intensifies


Chandigarh: At least nine districts in Haryana were on high alert on Sunday as a section of Jat community renewed their agitation for reservation.

The Jat community has served a 15-day ultimatum to the Haryana government for implementation of reservation. Reports said the agitators, who have started their agitation in rural areas instead of towns this time, had begun their protest rally at Mayyar village in Hisar district, Dhanana village in Bhiwani district, Jasia village in Rohtak district, Jhanj Khurd village in Jind district, Matloda village in Panipat district and Pranpura Bawal village in Rewari district .

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Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Ram Niwas said that 55 companies of para-military force have been stationed to deal with the agitation. Para-military forces and Haryana Police personnel were deployed at sensitive areas, including national and state highways and railway tracks to prevent blockade.

“If people sit on dharna or protest on places which have not been specified for the purpose, they would invite stern action against themselves. If any untoward incident occurred at such a spot because of any leader or any other person, that fellow would be held responsible for the untoward incident. Areas have already been specified for protests and dharnas,” he said.

The districts on high alert include Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Jind, Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad, Panipat and Kaithal.