Jat stir ends in Haryana: Life returns to normalcy

RSTV Bureau
Jat agitators block traffic in Haryana- Delhi Hiway. Photo -PTI

Jat agitators block traffic in Haryana- Delhi Hiway.
Photo -PTI

Life in protest hit Haryana is returning to normalcy as jat seeking reservations started to lift road blockades on Highways and rail tracks.

Violence-torn Haryana has slowly started to work after BJP Government at centre announced the high level committee under Venkaiah Naidu to examine the quota demand for the community.

Authorities had lifted curfew from Kaithal and its nearby town Kalayat yesterday soon afte Haryana government announced to bring in a bill in next assembly session.

Authorities have decided to monitor the situation in worst hit Rohtak town.

“There is no major incident in the last 24 hours in Rohtak and last night was peaceful,” a senior Police official told reporters in Rohtak.

But at Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU) the protesters are still sitting and we hope they will also soon go back to their homes,” the official said.

Army and paramilitary personnel on Monday took control of a key canal in Haryana’s Sonepat to ensure water supply to national capital.

“Around 600 CRPF personnel and two columns of Army took over control of the canal at around 4 AM and started repair work to ensure uninterrupted water supply to Delhi,” an official said.

The action came after the Jat protests in Haryana demanding reservation disrupted water supply to Delhi, leading to water crisis in the national capital.

Fire Engine at Rohtak post Jats protest. Photo-PTI

Fire Engine at Rohtak post Jats protest.
Photo-PTI

The decision was taken after a series of meetings Home Minister Rajnath Singh had with senior Union Ministers and top officials.

Jat leaders have agreed to call of the agitation after consulting their community members. The decision was taken after Jat community members and Haryana BJP leaders met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence on February 21.

“Bill to be brought in Haryana Assembly for grant of OBC status to Jats” said BJP leader Anil Jain.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appealed the protesting jats to “return to their homes as the Government has accepted their demands”.

Ever since Jats hit the roads seeking reservation, incidents of violence and arson have been crippling the normal life Rohtak, Jind, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Hisar districts.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called Jat and Khap panchayat leaders for talks at his residence on Sunday after Jat protests expanded to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

As per the official data, at least 10 people have lost their lives in the agitation injuring hundreds of others.