Jat protests: Clamour for reservation grows

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Jat women protesters are seen on a tractor at Jassia village as they demand reservation, in Rohtak . The agitation for quota reservation by Jats, which was confined to Haryana so far, has started spreading to parts of Delhi. (PTI)

Jat women protesters are seen on a tractor at Jassia village as they demand reservation, in Rohtak . The agitation for quota reservation by Jats, which was confined to Haryana so far, has started spreading to parts of Delhi. (PTI)

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Jat protesters at a rally during their agitation for reservation at Jassia village in Rohtak . In Haryana, Jats are a politically influential community and constitute nearly 29% of the population. Jats originally belonged to farming communities and now mostly live in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and UP. (PTI Photo)

Jat protesters at a rally during their agitation for reservation at Jassia village in Rohtak . In Haryana, Jats are a politically influential community and constitute nearly 29% of the population. Jats originally belonged to farming communities and now mostly live in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and UP. (PTI Photo)

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Protesters during a dharna in Jassia village in Rohtak. The Jat community has also been demanding the government to take back all the cases registered against protesters during their 2016 agitation in Haryana. (Manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)

Protesters during a dharna in Jassia village in Rohtak. The Jat community has also been demanding the government to take back all the cases registered against protesters during their 2016 agitation in Haryana. (Manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)

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Jat protesters dancing during their dharna in Jassia . Despite enforcement of Section 144 of the CrPC, barring an assembly of more than four people along the national highways and public spots, the roads are thronged by thousands of protesters everyday. (Manoj Dhaka / HT photo)

Jat protesters dancing during their dharna in Jassia . Despite enforcement of Section 144 of the CrPC, barring an assembly of more than four people along the national highways and public spots, the roads are thronged by thousands of protesters everyday. (Manoj Dhaka / HT photo)

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Women dance during the Jat dharna in Jassia village in Rohtak . (Manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)

Women dance during the Jat dharna in Jassia village in Rohtak . (Manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)

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Rapid Action Force deployed 200 metres from the protest site to prevent any untoward situation in Rohtak .The security forces have been deployed in the markets and public places in the city, which saw large-scale vandalism, loot and arson during last year’s quota stir that had resulted in 30 casualties. (Manoj Dhaka / Ht photo)

Rapid Action Force deployed 200 metres from the protest site to prevent any untoward situation in Rohtak .The security forces have been deployed in the markets and public places in the city, which saw large-scale vandalism, loot and arson during last year’s quota stir that had resulted in 30 casualties. (Manoj Dhaka / Ht photo)

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Jat community members at the protest site in Jassia village . (Manoj Dhaka/ / HT photo)

Jat community members at the protest site in Jassia village . (Manoj Dhaka/ / HT photo)

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Dilbag Duhan (left) serves langar at Jassia village during the Jat protest. (Manoj Dhaka / Ht photo)

Dilbag Duhan (left) serves langar at Jassia village during the Jat protest. (Manoj Dhaka / Ht photo)

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AIJASS national president Yashpal Malik speaks during the Jat protest at Jassia village in Rohtak. (PTI Photo)

AIJASS national president Yashpal Malik speaks during the Jat protest at Jassia village in Rohtak. (PTI Photo)

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Protesters click photographs of security forces deployed along the protest site in Jassia village . (Manoj Dhaka / ht photo )

Protesters click photographs of security forces deployed along the protest site in Jassia village . (Manoj Dhaka / ht photo )

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The protesters took over half of National Highway 71 A during the protest. The protest committee also organises speech and poem recitation competitions to draw young kids to the dharnas. (manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)

The protesters took over half of National Highway 71 A during the protest. The protest committee also organises speech and poem recitation competitions to draw young kids to the dharnas. (manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)

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Young women protesters during the Jat dharna at Jassia village in Rohtak. (Manoj Dhaka / Ht photo)

Young women protesters during the Jat dharna at Jassia village in Rohtak. (Manoj Dhaka / Ht photo)

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