Haryana Jat body to go ahead with June 5 stir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 29, 2016 18:44 IST
CRPF personnel deployed at the Jat Dharamshala in Hisar on Saturday amid threats of Jat leaders to resume quota agitation. (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)


The All India Jat Aarkshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) on Saturday reiterated that they would go ahead with their agitation against the registration of criminal cases against leaders of the Jat community by the BJP government in Haryana.

The Haryana Police had on Friday booked AIJASS national president Yashpal Malik and five other Jat leaders in Jind on the charges of sedition after they gave a call for staging statewide protests on June 5. The Jat leaders allegedly also made provocative remarks during a rally on May 25.

The AIJASS is also incensed over the inability of the state and central governments in protecting the Jat quota law from being stayed by the Punjab and Haryana high court. The provisions of the Act pertaining to 10 % quota to Jats and five other castes were stayed by the high court on Thursday.

In a statement on Saturday, AIJASS state general secretary Rohtash Hooda said the Samiti has called an emergent meeting on May 29 to chalk out the future course of action. “The Haryana government is plotting to suppress the voice of Jats. We will submit a memorandum to Union home minister Rajnath Singh seeking his intervention in taming the state government. We will go ahead with our June 5 countrywide agitation to press for the demand of reservation for Jats in government jobs and educational institutions,’’ Hooda said.

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