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Jats won't disrupt traffic unless provoked by govt

india Updated: Mar 19, 2013 19:26 IST
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Jat leaders have decided not to block traffic in any part of Haryana till school examinations were over.

Mahender Punia, general secretary of the state unit of the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, said roads would not be blocked in any part of the state as schools were holding annual examinations.

"We will continue to protest, but dharnas on roads will not be organised unless the government provokes us. It can cause inconvenience to students," Punia said.

The Jats' protest entered 14th day at Mayyar village in Hisar, where four of the senior community members are on indefinite hunger strike. Their condition, the doctors said, was stable.

The protesters have also decided to burn effigies of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda if any of the state government ministers did not meet them by 11am on Wednesday.

The Jat leaders said peaceful protests had been started at six places in the state - Rewari, Sonepat, Kaithal, Fatehabad, Bhiwani and Mayyar village in Hisar.

They are urging the government to include Jat community in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.