Jats lift rail track blockade in Jind village after govt assurance
Members of the Jat community and khap leaders lifted their blockade on the Delhi-Ferozepur railway track near Narwana on Thrusday, with the government agreeing to give Rs 5 lakh compensation and a job to the wife of Vikram Singh, who died during a clash between members of upper castes and BPL families over possession of 12 acres of panchayati land in Dharondi village of Jind district recently.
Around 20 hours after the protest began, Jind deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi accepted their demand of Rs 5 lakh to the aggrieved family and a government job to the wife of the deceased, following which the Jat leaders ended the protest.
On Wednesday, a large number of Jats and khap leaders, who had come to attend the Rasam Pagari of Vikram, blocked the railway track, alleging that the district administration had failed to provide any relief to the aggrieved family, forcing the railways to divert rail traffic.
When contacted, Jind Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi said, "On the behalf of the government, I announced Rs 5 lakh compensation and a government job to a family member and they agreed to end the protest".
Vikaram was killed and two others were injured after members of upper castes and BPL families clashed over possession of panchayti land in the village to provide residential plots to 140 BPL families of the village.
Eight people, including the village sarpanch, were booked on the murder charge.
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