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Jat protesters lift blockades in Hisar

punjab Updated: Feb 23, 2016 20:34 IST
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Jat quota stir

Streets bear a deserted look as curfew continues to be imposed in Hisar on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)

The members of the Jat community on Tuesday lifted blockades from Mayyar and Ramayan village of the district after the deputy commissioner assured them that the government has agreed upon their demand of reservation.

Talking to HT, All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) district president Rambhagat said: “We are lifting blockades as the same has been done by the protesters in Rohtak and Sampla. The deputy commissioner Chander Shakher Khare, visited our dharna spot on Monday late night and assured us that the government is working on giving us reservation. So, we decided to ask youth to lift blockades from Hisar, Adampur, Agroha and Kajla by 10 am on Tuesday morning,” he said.

Talking about the incidents of violence, he said: “I want to clarify that not even a single Jat youths was involved in any kind of arson and violence in Hisar district. We protested peacefully and if something has happened in Hisar city, we were not involved in it.”

Meanwhile, curfew will impose in Hisar and in some villages of Hansi sub-division after 100 to 150 youths gathered in the city and went on a rampage, smashing car windows and breaking in shops at Red square market.

Deputy commissioner Chander Shakher Khare said, “Curfew was relaxed in Hisar and Hansi between 6am to 8am. But curfew was reinforced in the disrict. Police and army have been conducting flag march to restore peace in the city. We have requested everyone to stay indoors during curfew.”