Jats Threaten To Relaunch Their Quota Agitation In Haryana
The Jat community in Haryana today threatened to relaunch its agitation for reservation and in support of other demands if the state government and the Centre failed to accept their demands.
In a memorandum submitted to the prime minister and Haryana chief minister through deputy commissioners in various districts of Haryana, the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti said the agitation for reservation would be relaunched if the central and state governments failed to accept their demands.
“We have submitted memorandums to the prime minister and the chief minister through the deputy commissioners. If no action is taken on our demand, the Jat community will be forced to start the agitation again,” Samiti general secretary BS Ahlawat said today.
The Jats are demanding reservation under the OBC (Other Backward Classes) category, withdrawal of cases against Jat protesters in the violent agitation in Haryana in February, compensation for families of the Jat protesters killed during the agitation and action against officials who ordered firing on the Jat protesters recently.
As many as 30 people were killed and over 200 injured in the nine-day Jat agitation for reservation.
The agitation saw several government buildings, shops, malls, educational institutions, hospitals and showrooms being set on fire by hooligans. Hundreds of shops were looted and set ablaze.