Haryana: Khaps suggest reservation on economic basis

  • Ishtiyaq Sibtian Joo, Hindustan Times, Hisar
  • Updated: May 16, 2015 21:00 IST

The Kajla khap panchayat on Saturday said all khap panchayats in the state would favor the reservation quota if provided to all communities on economic basis.

"Instead of providing reservations to a few and excluding others, when the latter are also suffering economically, it is better to provide reservation to all the communities on economic basis. Then khaps and also all Jats would back such a policy," state president, Kajla khap, Rajmal Kajal said in a press conference.

Kajal said the Jat community were mostly involved in farming and the defence services, but added that of late "due to government's indifference we are lagging in the both the sectors."

The khap leader said the Centre's review petition in the Supreme Court on the Jat reservation issue was merely an eye-wash.

Voicing her concern over the deteriorating economic condition of the Jats in the state, state president of the Sayaunt Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, Vinod Bala, said the Jats are no longer zamindars (landlords or farmers) and "considering that they don't do low-key jobs, they are indulging in criminal activities."

"According to some survey, the state's jails are becoming full of Jats only. Therefore, government needs to think before the situation turns ugly," Bala said.

Bala also clarified that Sudesh Choudhary's recent declaration of becoming the first national woman president of "Sarva Khap" was a "blatant lie".

"There is no organisation called as Sarva Khap. It is only when all khaps come together for a meeting that it is called a Sarva Khap, where the president is elected only for that day only," Bala said.

She said Choudhary would no more be entertained in any of the Jat reservation meetings organised by Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti.

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