Jats observe Black Day in Haryana amid tight security arrangements

Authorities have also suspended Internet services at some sensitive places including Rohtak and Sonipat.

Jats observe Black Day in Haryana amid tight security arrangements

Security has been beefed up and traffic has been diverted at some part in sensitive districts, as Jats are observing 'Black Day' in Haryana on Sunday.

The Jats, who have been carrying out agitations in the northern India state, started gathering in large number at many places including Rohtak, Sonepat, Jhajjar and Bhiwani districts, Press Trust of India reported.

The report added the police have set up 'nakas' to divert traffic on the NH 71-A suggesting alternative routes to travel between Rohtak and Panipat.


To prevent the entry of protesters, 'Nakas' have also been put in place and protesters have been to use the outer bypass of the town to reach the sit-in sites.

Authorities have also suspended Internet services at some sensitive places including Rohtak and Sonipat.

Officials told the news agency that paramilitary forces have also been keeping a vigil at many sensitive areas.

The community members wore black attire, turbans, caps, ribbons and armbands to protest against the state government not accepting their demands, including reservation and withdrawal of cases against the protesters in connection with the last year's quota agitation.

Women protesters brought sewing machines and black cloth with them to prepare ribbons, arm bands and scarves at many sit-in sites. The current stir is being spearheaded by All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS).