Jat stir: Delhi University students protest outside North Campus

  • ANI
  • Updated: Feb 21, 2016 11:55 IST
The agitating Delhi University students sat on the roads near the campus demanding reservation in government jobs for Jat community. (ANI)

Delhi University students from the Jat community protested outside the North Campus demanding reservation in government jobs, leading to traffic jams on the Mall Road on Saturday.

‘Injustice is being done to us. This is our protest against the BJP Government,’ said one of the protestors to ANI.

The agitating students sat on the roads near the campus even as police were deployed to control the situation.

Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Manohar Parrikar and Kiren Rijiju held a meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence to discuss the pro-reservation agitation of Jats in Haryana.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders (BJP) Sanjeev Balyan, Om Prakash Dhankar, Anil Jain and Ram Lal also held a meeting at the party office.

Traffic jam on Mall Road outside North Campus, Delhi University due to protest by students demanding reservation (ANI)

Earlier, the army was called in to quell the ongoing Jat agitation in Haryana which took a violent turn on Friday. Three protesters were reportedly killed in the clashes. Around 150 trains, both inbound and outbound, have been cancelled.

The agitating members of the Jat community are demanding their inclusion in the OBC category and thereby reservation in government jobs.

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