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Protesting Jats threaten to cut supplies to Delhi

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Hisar, March 07, 2013
First Published: 00:55 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:56 IST(7/3/2013)

Jats have threatened to cut supply of milk, water and vegetables to Delhi in protest against their demand for inclusion into the Central list of OBCs.

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The Haryana government had accorded the OBC status to the community. While one group has decided to welcome the decision another grouping has expressed dissatisfaction.

Ram Bhagat Malik of the All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti said they were not satisfied with the state government’s decision.

Malik said the Samiti would launch an indefinite stir from March 15 and disrupt supplies to the national Capital.

Meanwhile in New Delhi, scores of protesters from the Jat community agitated outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

They were demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

One of the protesters said the community had decided to launch an agitation ahead of the Commonwealth Games but it was suspended following an assurance by Dikshit that she will take up their demands with top leaders in the Union Government.

"We want reservation in government jobs. We have been asking the Union government to make required changes in the law," a protester said.


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