In a major relief, the Jat community has suspended its Delhi protest scheduled to be held on Monday with thousands of agitators planned to visit the national capital. Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced “temporarily” suspension of the agitation in a joint press conference with Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday. During the press conference, Khattar said they have accepted five major demands of the Jat community and will work to fulfil them as per the required time and procedure. Present in the press conference, union minister PP Chaudhary assured that the government will work as per laws for fulfilment of the demands. The CM shared five demands that have been taken into account and are in the process of analyzation.
– Khattar announced that all the cases registered against agitators from the year 2010 onwards in Haryana will be reviewed.
– The Kin of all those who were killed or handicapped during violence in Haryana in 2016 will be given permanent government jobs, while the injured people in the violence will be given the announced compensation.
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– The Haryana CM said the government is taking the issue on a very serious note and all quick action will be taken against those officials who were found guilty of duty.
– Manohar Lal Khattar assured that members and chairpersons of the National Commission for Backward Classes will be appointed soon and with this, the process will be initiated to include Jats in Centre’s list of Other Backward Classes (OBC).
– He mentioned that a matter related to Jat reservation is pending in Punjab and Haryana High Court. As soon as the decision arrived by the court, the process will be initiated to include Jats in the 9th Schedule of Constitution.
The CM further appealed to the people that they should cooperate to maintain peace and harmony. Meanwhile, Jat leader Yashpal Malik said after several rounds of discussions between state government and representatives of Jat agitation, the stir has been “temporarily” suspended. However, the leader said they will take the decision on coming protests in a state executive meeting on March 26.
Meanwhile, all metros, buses and trains services will operate as usual in Delhi, as the protest has been postponed, says Special CP Dependra Pathak.