The agitation by the Jats demanding quota in government jobs have entered in sixth day today on Friday with no major incident reported as of now. This time the state government has elaborated security arrangements as well as proper disaster management system to follow. The Jats have held protests and dharnas at several locations in Haryana which were peaceful.
This protest by Jat community in Haryana has been led by All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti headed by Yashpal Malik.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that everyone has a right to demonstrate their opinion in a democracy. One must do so, peacefully and under the regulations.
He also talked about his recent meeting with Jat leader and said that the government has accepted their demand of job for next of kin of those who died in the agitation last year. The compensation has already been disbursed and complaint can be solved through Claim Commissioner.
Khattar goverment has deployed Paramilitary Forces at sensitive areas in Haryana and strict vigil is kept everywhere in Haryana considering the violence it caused last year. During a similar protest a year ago, 30 deaths and widespread destruction of property were reported.
The protesters are demanding quota in jobs, release of arrested Jat youths from jails, withdrawal of cases registered during last year’s agitation and grant of government jobs to the kin of those killed and injured during the agitation.