Jat quota stir: Government exams cancelled, events rescheduled

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2016 23:34 IST
Two companies of Haryana Police have been stationed in the city to augment the strength of the short-staffed Gurgaon police. (Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)

The pro-reservation agitation by Jats has taken a toll on events scheduled in Gurgaon with almost all examinations, school programmes and cultural events scheduled for Saturday cancelled at the last moment.

Some events on Sunday and the following days have been either cancelled or rescheduled.

On Saturday, the Haryana government notified that the department examinations of assistant commissioners, extra assistant commissioners and civil judges scheduled to be held in two phases from February 23 to 27 and March 1 to 3 were postponed till further orders.

The Haryana Staff Selection Commission had already rescheduled the written examination for filling various posts in Kaithal district. The examination, which was scheduled for February 21, would now be held on March 20.

A state eligibility entrance test (STET) examination was also cancelled on Saturday.

A concert by international band Major Lazer, scheduled for Saturday evening at Dhanchiri Camp Resort, will be rescheduled. An attendence of over 5,000 was expected at the concert, the organiser said.

Several other events slated for Saturday, including one by spiritual organisation Brahma Kumaris that was to be attended by Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, were cancelled.

The Women on Walk program, an event to encourage the participation of women in sports, scheduled to be organised in Leisure Valley Ground, Sector 29, on Sunday was postponed. Ravinder Panwar, the president of the organising NGO, the programme was to be attended by the Haryana governor and was postponed because of the ongoing agitation in the state.

Schools also have rescheduled examinations as well as events scheduled for Monday.

“Given the situation across the state, we are declaring an off for students on Monday. Examinations and special events slated for Monday have been cancelled and it will be rescheduled,” Rupa Chakravarty, principal of Suncity School in Sector 53, said.

All schools, except Kendriya Vidhyala, remained closed on Saturday.

On Friday, after protesters attacked school buses, several schools decided not to run their buses in the evening. As a result, students had to wait on campuses until their parents came to collect them.

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