Members of the Jat community revived protests across Haryana as demonstrators continued to block railway tracks and arterial roads on Monday, despite the BJP-led state government’s promise to introduce a bill to provide OBC status and set up a panel to examine demands for reservation in central government jobs.
The Rohtak bypass at the Delhi-Bahadurgarh border intersection was blocked again and a freight train was set on fire by protesters in Ganaur, Sonepat.
Fresh violence was also reported from Rohtak district and the vehicle of the sub-divisional magistrate set on fire by a mob.
Authorities had earlier lifted curfew in two towns -- Kaithal and Kalayat after a brief period of calm. It was, however, revoked as reports of fresh violence poured in.
The Jat agitation, which runs into its ninth day on Monday, has left 11 people dead and over 150 injured. The army has been deployed to control the deteriorating law and order situation in Haryana.