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Jat stir to be called off today

delhi Updated: Mar 26, 2011 08:49 IST
HT Correspondent

The three week long blockade of rail tracks by Jats seeking reservation in Other Backward Classes (OBC) category is likely to come to an end with Haryana chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday night declaring the setting up of State Backward Classes Commission within a month.

In a late evening development at Jind, Hooda who held talks with the leaders of Jat Aarakshan Samiti and khaps supporting the agitation persuaded the agitators to withdraw the stir.

Industries minister, Randeep Singh Surjewala who was present during the parleys said that the Haryana Backward Classes Commission will look into the claims of Jats, Jat Sikhs, Rors, Bishnois, Tyagis and any other caste seeking inclusion into the OBC in the state. Jat leader, Hawa Singh Sangwan and president of Nain Khap, Nafe Singh Nain were among the 36 member delegation of Aarkashan Samiti and khaps who participated in the talks with the state government.

All India Jat Aarakshan Samiti president, Yashpal Malik when asked about the development said: "We will first hold a meeting of our leaders on Saturday and then decide on withdrawal of agitation. I was not present in Friday’s meeting."