Jat body to block rail traffic at Narwana, Mayyar today
With the ultimatum to announce reservation in central jobs ending on March 1, Sarv Jat Sarv Khap Panchayat would resort to rail blockade at Narwana of Jind and Mayyar railway stations of Hisar district on Saturday.punjab Updated: Feb 28, 2014 19:31 IST
With the ultimatum to announce reservation in central jobs ending on March 1, Sarv Jat Sarv Khap Panchayat would resort to rail blockade at Narwana of Jind and Mayyar railway stations of Hisar district on Saturday.
In a decision taken at Danoda village near Narwana of Jind district on February 23, the All-India Jat Aarakshan Action Committee, along with Jind, Hisar and Bhiwani khaps, had vowed their support in launching the blockade for pressing the reservation issue.
Sube Singh Samain, spokesperson of sarv Jat sarv khap panchayat said, "The government had done nothing to implement reservation in central jobs. We will enforce rail blockade at two places on Saturday."
Tek Ram Kandela, pardhan of Kandela khap, said that Jind khaps would leave for Narwana railway station early morning on Saturday and block the railway track. Similarly, the blockade would be created at Mayyar village of Hisar district, said another khap leader.
Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has already expressed his consent in favour of reservation to the community.
Notably, in a similar rail blockade exercise by khap panchayats in 2012, violence erupted at Mayyar village, which resulted in the death of a 20-year-old youth.
First Published: Feb 28, 2014 19:30 IST