NEW DELHI/ROHTAK/HISAR/KARNAL: Prohibitory orders were imposed on several parts of the national capital, even as the second Jat agitation called in five months evoked a lukewarm response in neighbouring Haryana on Sunday.
“Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed on the bordering districts of Delhi and other parts of city that are likely to witness protests in connection with the Jat quota demand,” a statement by the Delhi Police said.
Most of these areas are either located in areas bordering Haryana or accommodate a large number of people belonging to the Jat community, it added.
Eighteen police sub-divisions — including Dwarka and Najafgarh in southwest Delhi, Alipur and Bawana in outer Delhi, Mehrauli and Vasant Vihar in south Delhi, Gokalpuri and Seemapuri in northeast Delhi, Madhu Vihar and Kalyanpuri in east Delhi, Mukherjee Nagar in northwest Delhi, and the whole of north Delhi — have come under prohibitory orders, which disallow the assembly of more than 10 people in a given area.
“Adequate arrangements have been made to ensure that no lawand-order issue occurs,” a police officer added.
The agitation drew a lukewarm response in Haryana, restricting itself to small and uneventful meetings spread across 15 districts.
As the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) — the organisation spearheading the agitation — was not able to get the support of other Jat elements such as khaps, a repeat of the February quota violence was an unlikely probability.