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Hisar remains tense as Jats stick to their demand

chandigarh Updated: Mar 10, 2012 20:50 IST

Tension prevailed in the district today as the standoff continued between the protesting Jats and the state government over release of those arrested during the agitation to press for reservation under OBC category.

"We are not going to hold any talks with the state government till the time our demand (of releasing those arrested) is met. There will also be no talks with the Khap leaders who are only acting on behalf of the state government," All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti leader Suresh Koth said here.

The Jats have blocked several roads including Hisar-Delhi and Hisar-Chandigarh national highways. Rail links to Delhi Punjab and Rajasthan also continued to remain paralysed.

Meanwhile Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda urged the Jats to exercise restraint and cremate the body of the youth killed in alleged police firing.

Body of Sandeep killed in clashes between police and protesters on March 6 continues to be placed beside the railway tracks as the Jats remained adamant demanding unconditional release of all those arrested. Koth said the youth will not be cremated till their demand is met.