Presenting a united face, Jat leaders from Haryana have formed a 31-member committee to decide the future course of action on reservation for the community under the Other Backward Classes category.
The committee has two women members - Vinod Bala, state president of Sanyukt Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti's women cell and Santosh Dhaiya, president of Haryana Mahila Khap Mahpanchayat. The president of the committee will be decided in the Hisar meeting on August 16.
Talking to Hindustan Times, national president of Sanyukt Jat Arkshan Sangharsh Samiti HP Singh Parihar said, "the committee has been formed to bring all Jat leaders on a single stage. All Khap panchayats and Jat organisations have been given representation in the committee."
Committee member Santosh Dahiya said, "We will hold first meeting at Hisar on August 16 and a decision about the agitation will be taken there."
Thousands of the Jats across the state reached Bohar village in Rohtak to participate in the meeting and the committee was formed unanimously amid speeches from Jat leaders.
In this agitation the leaders of the community are also focusing on increasing the participation of the women.
Dr Poonam Bhoora of the Bhoora Khap said, "Women leaders have been seeking a bigger role in the community's fight for reservation."