Jat Deadline On Quota Ends Today, Security Tightened In Haryana Towns
Security has been stepped up in many towns in Haryana as a 72-hour deadline issued by Jats for the state government to accept their demand for quotas ends today.
On Monday, Jat leaders had threatened to resume their agitation for quotas which saw widespread violence across the state last month. “The state government has time till March 17. So far, the government has not responded to any of our demands,” said Hawa Singh Sangwan, President, Akhil Bhartiya Jat Mahasabha.
But a bill which will grant special Other Backward Classes status to Jats and four other communities to entitle them to reservations in government jobs and educational institutions is unlikely to be introduced in the state assembly today, sources said.
Sources say the draft bill prepared by a committee headed by the Chief Secretary was taken up by a group of ministers who failed to arrive at a consensus. The bill will now have to be redrafted for introduction in the assembly.