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Jat reservation stir enters 6th day

Rail services were disrupted in Hisar, Haryana as the indefinite dharna by Jat activists, demanding reservation for their community in government jobs, continued for the sixth day today.

india Updated: Mar 12, 2011 14:09 IST

Rail services were disrupted in Hisar, Haryana as the indefinite dharna by Jat activists, demanding reservation for their community in government jobs, continued for the sixth day on Saturday.

Rail traffic in the Hisar district remained suspended for the sixth day as Jats continued to block rail tracks on the Hisar-Bhiwani, Hisar-Jakhal and Hisar-Sadalpur lines, an official said.

The Jats also held protest at Narwana, affecting rail traffic on the Delhi-Ferozepur section, he said.

Buses on various routes, however, were running undisrupted, a spokesman of Haryana Roadways said.

"The agitation will continue till our demand is met", a spokesman of the All India Jat Reservation Action Committee said. A number of protesters, including women, have been staging sit-ins on the rail tracks since March 5, demanding 27% reservation in central jobs under the OBC category.