Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Haryana on high alert as Jat community renews agitation for reservation

Narada Desk | June 5, 2016 11:10 am Print
The administration has banned use of internet in some parts of the state


Haryana is on high alert as the Jat community has renewed their agitation for reservation.

This is second round of agitation that Jat community.  They  started their agitation  in February  resulting  in the loss of crores of rupees of public and private property

The call for the renewed agitation has been given by the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS).

Police has declared high vigil in atleast nine districts

The districts on high alert include Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Jind, Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad, Panipat and Kaithal.

Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Ram Niwas said that 55 companies of para-military force have been stationed to deal with the agitation.

Unlike last time the agitation seems to be focusing in rural areas.

Administration has banned all internet services in Sonipat district  to ward off any tension, said police officials
The Jat community has served a 15-day ultimatum to the Haryana government for implementation of reservation.

In Sonipat district, orders have been imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, prohibiting any assembly of five or more people at any place.

The administration in Sonipat district has banned all internet services to ward off any tension,fights, threats to human life, damage to property and deterioration in the law and order situation.

“These services could also be used in illegal activities such as blocking roads, highways and railway tracks, damaging government property and disrupting essential services and supply of food. Social media such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus and mobile internet could be misused for this purpose,” Sonipat deputy commissioner K. Makarang Pandurang said.

A section of Jat leaders have renewed the agitation after the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently stayed the notification of the state government giving reservation to the jat community

Haryana saw the worst violence in its five decades of existence in February during the Jat agitation for reservation.