Jat stir spirals into communal clash, curfew in 5 Hisar villages
Curfew was imposed in five villages of Hisar district and shoot-at-sight orders issued following a face-off between Jats and other community members in the area on Monday.punjab Updated: Feb 22, 2016 16:28 IST
Curfew was imposed in five villages of Hisar district and shoot-at-sight orders issued following a face-off between Jats and other community members in the area on Monday.
Earlier in the day curfew was lifted from Hisar and Hansi towns of the district even as road and rail traffic from here to various destinations remained suspended. Deputy Commissioner Chander Shekhar Khare issued orders clamping curfew in five villages of Sisai, Pano Bolan, Kali Rava, Sainipura and Dhanipal falling in Hansi sub-division.
The curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure to avert a clash after Jats and other community members came face to face in the five villages, he said. Shoot-at-sight orders have also been issued, the official order said.
The DC said that army and police patrolling in the affected villages has been stepped up and appeal issued to the people to maintain peace and remain indoors.
Road traffic on various national and state highways from Hisar to various destinations, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Sirsa, Siwani and Bhiwani is disrupted. Railway traffic from Hisar to various destinations including Delhi, Ludhiana, Bhiwani and Sadulpur also remained suspended.
Spokesman of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti Ram Bhagat Malik said they would hold a meeting later in the day to decide on the future course of action, including lifting of blockades by their supporters at various places.
Malik said the Yashpal Malik group of Jats was not called for talks held by the BJP and the Centre on Sunday.
First Published: Feb 22, 2016 16:24 IST