What is Jat agitation all about? Here are 10 things to know

By: | Updated: March 19, 2017 11:43 AM

With Jat agitations all set to begin from tomorrow in the national capital, the commuters in Delhi and NCR region are likely to have a tough time.

During violence on the issue last year, as many as 30 lives were lost and more than 200 hundred were injured. (PTI)

With Jat agitations all set to begin from tomorrow in the national capital, the commuters in Delhi and NCR region are likely to have a tough time. To make matters worse of people living in NCR region, the Delhi Metro has been disrupted from today. Metro services, under the order of the Delhi Police, will not be vailable to metro stations outside the national capital Guru Dronacharya to Huda City Centre (line 2), Kaushambi -Vaishali and Noida Sector-15 -Noida City Center (line 3 and 4) and Sarai-Escorts Mujesar (line 6) from today night till further orders. Jats have a couple of demands from the government including reservation in government jobs, and also jobs for kin of those killed in violence during last year’s protest. Here is list of ten updates on the issue that you need to know.

1) Jat agitations are once again starting from tomorrow, as the community is upset over their demand for reservation still not been met by the government.

2) Besides reservation, the Jats have been demanding that cases registered against the youth during the agitation last year be taken back.

3) With agitations starting from tomorrow, protestors are likely to block roads near the border of the national capital. They are also planning to protest at Parliament complex.

4) Earlier this month, several members of the community from different states had gathered in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to show their support for agitation in Haryana.

5) During the discussion, last Wednesday, INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala accused the BJP Government in the state as well as the Congress of trying to play politics on the issue.

6) On Thursday, after the discussion, state education minister Ram Bilas Sharma had said that breakthrough would be achieved by next day.

7)Immediate provocation came on Friday, when Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar could not hold his promised discussions with agitation leaders seemingly backtracking from promises.

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8) During violence on the issue last year, as many as 30 lives were lost and more than 200 hundred were injured.

9) On February 26, the community observed ‘Black Day’, against the policies of the BJP government in Haryana and sought fulfilment of their demands.

10) On the day, a large number of protesters reached the dharna sites at 19 places in the state. There was a large deployment of security in the districts.

(With inputs from ANI)

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