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In pics | Turmoil in Haryana: Jat quota agitation turns violent

Haryana issued shoot-at-sight order in Rohtak and Bhiwani after the Jat agitation entered its sixth day of protests on Friday.

Haryana Jat Quota Updated: Feb 21, 2016 12:01 IST
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Jat students throw stones at police personnel in Rohtak.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)

Haryana issued shoot-at-sight order in Rohtak and Bhiwani after the Jat agitation entered its sixth day of protests on Friday, even though the state government said it will introduce a bill declaring Jats and four other castes as backward communities on Friday.

Two people were killed and 18 injured in Rohtak after police clashed with Jat protesters as the army was deployed to manage the law and order situation. A curfew was also imposed in Haryana while mobile internet services were discontinued through Friday morning.

Meanwhile, members of 35 communities waged violent counter-protests opposing reservation for Jats under the OBS category.

The Jat community has mounted similar protests on multiple occasions since 2010 -- including instances when they blocked some rail links to Delhi and protests turned fatal.

Here’s how the events unfolded:

Jat community members blocked the Delhi- Rohtak railway track and stopped two local trains in Ismaila village. (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
A motorcycle was torched by protesters at the Chhotu Ram Chowk in Rohtak. (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Jat students throw stones at security personnel hiding behind the main gate of Rohtak range IGP’s office on Friday.
Jat protesters sat on roads during the demonstration, in Gurgaon. (Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)
Jat protesters blocked roads during a protest demanding reservation under the OBC category, in Gurgaon on Friday. (Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)
A policeman throws stones at protesting Jat students in front of IGP office in Rohtak. (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Jat community members blocked railway tracks during their agitation, in Hisar. (PTI Photo)
Police arrive at the site after Jat community members torched a motorcyle during their agitation, in Rohtak. (PTI Photo)
Jat students damage a vehicle during protests demanding reservation, in Haryana. . (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Jat community people block a road in Gurgaon. (PTI Photo)
There were long queues of vehicles at petrol stations in Rohtak due to the blockade by Jat protesters. (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)

First Published: Feb 21, 2016 12:01 IST