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Jat agitation continues despite release of leaders

india Updated: Mar 12, 2012 16:24 IST

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Despite the release of over 100 activists arrested during the ongoing Jat agitation in Hisar, rail and road traffic continued to be effected on Monday with protesters blocking several routes, officials said.

Protesters blocked rail tracks and roads near Hisar, refusing to listen to their leaders and Khap representatives, they said.

All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti is holding a meeting with the protesters at Ramayana village on Monday and future course of action would depend on its outcome, a Jat leader said in Hisar.

Meanwhile, the cremation of Sandeep, killed in alleged police firing in this district on March 6, is yet to take place. His body has been lying beside the rail tracks at Ramayana village in Hisar.

Jogi Ram, father of Sandeep, yesterday said his family would not cremate the body till government accedes to the community's main demand of inclusion in the OBC category.

The protesters have in the last few days, blocked several roads in this region including Hisar-Delhi and Hisar-Chandigarh route, effecting normal life.