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Jat leaders demand dismissal of Arjun Singh

The leaders also want action against the writer of NCERT textbook that contains derogatory references to Jats.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 00:16 IST

Jat leaderson Sundaydemanded the dismissal of Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh and action against the writer of the NCERT history textbook which allegedly contains derogatory references to their community, and vowed widespread protests on November 1 if the demands were not met.

At a 'Sarvakhap Panchayat' (community meeting)in Jhajjarby the Vishavir Jat Mahasabha, the leaders said they would block all roads and rail links to Delhi from the states surrounding the national capital if Singh was not removed from Cabinet and a case of sedition was not registered against writer Bipin Chandra.

They warned that the agitators would also cut off water and electricity supply to the national capital region.

First Published: Sep 18, 2006 00:16 IST