CHANDIGARH: The All India Jat Aarkshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) on Saturday said they would go ahead with their agitation against the registration of criminal cases against leaders of the Jat community by the BJP government in Haryana.
Following this announcement, prohibitory orders under Section 144, banning assembly of five or more people, were imposed in Sonipat, which along with Rohtak had been the epicentre of the Jat quota stir earlier this year, official sources said on Sunday. While central forces were deployed in many sensitive districts across Haryana, security was beefed up at Munak canal, sources said.
Haryana Police on Friday booked AIJASS national president Yashpal Malik and five other Jat leaders in Jind on sedition charges after they gave a call for staging statewide protests on June 5. The Jat leaders allegedly also made provocative remarks during a rally on May 25.
The AIJASS is also incensed over the inability of the state and central governments in protecting the Jat quota law from being stayed by the Punjab and Haryana high court. The provisions of the act pertaining to 10% quota to Jats and five other castes were stayed by the court on Thursday.
In a statement on Saturday, AIJASS state general secretary Rohtash Hooda said the Samiti has called an emergent meeting on May 29 to chalk out the future course of action.