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Protesters want cut-off date

delhi Updated: Mar 23, 2011 00:03 IST
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The administration has braced to deal with the ongoing Jat agitation, which threatens to block all road and rail routes leading to the NCR on March 28, if the Centre did meet, over a period of time, the demand to list the community as OBCs.

Three groups of officials have deputed at as many as entry points of the state.

The agitators have threatened to block, among other links, Ghazipur border, Dilshad Garden and Anand Vihar and paralyse supplies of milk and vegetables.

On Tuesday, the agitators held a token protest and kept discussing strategies.

The administration has also charted out highway-specific plans to foil the disruption attempts.

The Akhil Bharatiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti has also decided to launch an agitation in Delhi. It has threatened to seal the borders of Delhi by blocking the railways and road routes in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab from March 28.

The body cleared the railway tracks at Kafoorpur following directives from Allahabad high court. The court directed the Centre and the state government to take necessary steps.

"As of now there is no problem in Uttar Pradesh due to stir by Jats, but adequate force, including Provincial Armed Constabulary, has been deployed at sensitive places in the state," special director general of police Brij Lal said.

These places include Aligarh, Noida, Ghaziabad, Mathura, Saharanpur - all in western UP which has Jat dominance.

Railways on Tuesday cancelled 73 trains on Delhi-Bhathinda section and in Bikaner and Jaipur division due to the agitation.

More threats
The agitating Jat leaders threatened to block Mumbai-Delhi railway route on March 27 if the central and state governments did not meet their demand for job quota under OBC category by March 25.

The Jat community members held a panchayat in Palwal, about 40 km from here, on Tuesday where they threatened to block the railway route unless central and state governments considered their demand.