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Sedition case against Jat body chief, 125 others

nation Updated: May 28, 2016 07:56 IST

JIND (HARYANA): A sedition case was on Friday registered against Jat Sangharsh Samiti chief Yashpal Malik and 125 others for allegedly threatening peace and communal harmony in Haryana by instigating people to launch a fresh quota agitation.

Malik had organised a meeting at a local Jat Dharamshala on Wednesday where he announced another agitation on June 5, demanding Prem Lata Singh who is wife of Union minister Birender Singh, was among those present.

He stressed that while it is the police’s role to maintain law and order, one needs to understand the role of a common man. “It is police’s job to maintain law and order but as citizens you have to understand your role...,” he said. reservation for Jats, withdrawal of cases registered during the previous protests and compensation to those killed during the agitation in February.

Haryana was on the boil in February this year when members of Jat community held protests and indulged in arson seeking reservation in government jobs.

“A case has been registered against Yashpal Malik and 125 others for instigating people for agitation that can disturb peace and harm communal harmony in the state,” police said.

Notably, Sections 96 to 106 of the Indian Penal Code pertain to the law relating to the right of private defence of person and property.

The provisions contained in these sections give authority to a person to use necessary force against an assailant or wrong-doer when immediate aid from the state machinery is not readily available.

First Published: May 28, 2016 07:56 IST