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Monday , 21 August 2017
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Jat Protest: Black Day to be held on Sunday

It’s been 28 days since the Jat agitation started and now a Black Day will be held in Haryana on Sunday. According to information provided by Yashpal Malik, president of the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), the Black Day will see protestors wearing black caps, turbans, ribbons and arm bands, as a mark of protest against the government’s policies. AIJASS is the primary organization that is leading the agitation.

Malik said that the Black Day will mark the escalation of the protest via a non-cooperation movement, wherein people will stop paying the various bills such as water bills, electricity bills and installments of loans taken from the government. This would begin from March 1. On the next day, March 2, Jats from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh will gather in the National Capital Region (NCR) and submit a memorandum on the quota issue to the President. There are also plans to gherao the Parliament, but the date for the same has not been decided yet.

Security arrangements have been tightened in view of the Black Day protests on Sunday. Police and para-military forces will be actively tracking sensitive areas to ensure that there is no violence or untoward incident.

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