Jats suspend stir, to wait for Haryana BC Commission report
The Jat protesters have suspended their two-week long stir after talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Chandigarh.chandigarh Updated: Mar 04, 2012 13:42 IST
The Jat protesters have suspended their two-week long stir after talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here on Saturday.
The talks, which had broken down at Pipli earlier this week, ended on a positive note on Saturday, a senior khap leader said.
An official confirmation is likely to take place on Sunday.
The agitators were demanding reservation in government jobs under OBC quota.
Representatives of 25 khaps held talks for over two hours at the CM residence here, senior khap leader Nafe Singh Nain said.
"It has been agreed that the agitating Jats will suspend their stir and wait for the Haryana Backward Classes Commission report which is expected to be submitted to the state government shortly," Nain said.
Last year, the community leaders had ended their stir on March 26 after a promise of setting up of Haryana Backward Classes Commission.
Nain and another khap leader Baljit Singh Malik said they have been told that the Commission's report will be submitted in the next few months.
"We will make a formal announcement regarding suspension of the stir at the agitation site in Hisar tomorrow and also take a decision regarding future course of action," Malik said.
Besides Hooda, parliamentary affairs minister Randeep Singh Surjewala also participated in the meet.
The traffic on Hisar-Bhiwani track was now expected to resume.