Jat stir: Army being sent to Munak canal, to safeguard Delhi’s water supply

  • ANI
  • Updated: Feb 21, 2016 11:54 IST
Police try to stop Jat community members who turned violent during their agitation for reservation in Rohtak on Friday. (PTI)

In a series of tweets, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that both home minister Rajnath Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar have assured him that the army is being sent to Munak canal, which supplies water to south Delhi.

Delhi’s water supply may take a hit as some of the Jat community members, who are demanding quota in government jobs, have blocked the Munak canal. Water treatment plants in Dwarka, Bawana, Nangloi, Haiderpur and Okhla may get affected if water supply is hindered.

‘Spoke to Rajnath ji also and apprised him of grave situation. He has assured that army is being sent to Munak canal,’ Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday.

Many passenger trains going from Delhi to Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu have been affected due to the on-going stir.

The Delhi chief minster also spoke to Khattar regarding the ongoing agitation in Haryana.

Earlier, army and para-military personnel were deployed in eight districts of Haryana after three persons were killed and 21 injured in police action as the protest for quota turned violent in the state.

Reportedly, protesters also got hold of some police personnel besides going on a rampage at many places including Rohtak, Jhajjar and Hansi, targeting police and private vehicles and office buildings.

They also set fire to the state finance minister’s house.

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