In the wake of Jat community groups' call for an agitation in the national capital on Monday, the CBSE has advised students appearing for the Classes 10 and 12 Board exams to reach their exam centres well before the scheduled time.
In the wake of Jat community groups’ call for an agitation in the national capital on Monday, the CBSE has advised students appearing for the Classes 10 and 12 Board exams to reach their exam centres well before the scheduled time.
Led by the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (Aijass), groups of Jat community have announced a massive protest in the national capital, including a “siege” to the Parliament House complex, to press for their demand of reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions.
The Class 10 exams for painting, Spanish and Russian languages and Class 12 exams for Mathematics, First Aid and Emergency Medical Care, Clinical Bio-chemistry and Microbiology-II, Microbiology (MLT), Health Centre Management, Ophthalmic Techniques-II, Radiograhpy-II (Special Investigation Imaging Radiography) are scheduled for Monday.
“Keeping in view the Jat stir, the students and parents are hereby informed and advised to take necessary measures to reach the examination centres well before the scheduled time to avoid any inconvenience in-anticipation to the gherao,” the Central Board of Secondary Education said in a statement.
Jat quota agitation: CM Khattar urges protestors to meet at Haryana Bhawan today
In a bid to pacify the agitating Jat community people, who are set to hold protests across the state demanding reservations in government jobs, colleges and schools, Haryana Chief Minster Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday asked the protestors to meet him and other state ministers at the Haryana Bhawan here. “On March 16, a meeting took place between the (jat) agitators and the government officials, during that some confusion emerged.
The government is serious about the agitators’ concern. It is our foremost duty to uphold peace and fraternity in the state. We are committed to resolve this issue,” Khattar said. “Hence, I, along with other ministers, urge the agitating people to come to the Haryana Bhawan at 12 p.m. today and talk to us. I and (Minister of State for Law and Justice) P. P. Choudhary along with other ministers will be waiting. We all believe in ‘Haryana eik and Haryanvi eik’ and uphold the welfare of the state,” he added. Meanwhile, a total of 124 paramilitary companies have been deployed for the agitation in Haryana tomorrow.
The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory to the people in view of the agitation. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will also suspend its train services to and from all stations outside Delhi from 11.30 p.m. on Sunday. The services at all these Metro stations will be resumed only after getting clearance from the Delhi Police. On Wednesday, the Jat protesters announced that they will begin their stir in Delhi on March 20.
They gave a call for the march to besiege Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border, blocking all highways, to press for their demands for reservation. Apart from reservation, the Jats have also been demanding jobs to the next of kin of those killed in violence in the agitation last year, compensation to those injured, withdrawal of cases against them and action against officers who ordered action against the Jats. The February 2016 Jat agitation claimed the lives of 30 people and injured around 200 people. Government and private property worth hundreds of crores of rupees was damaged.
(With inputs from ANI)