Chandigarh: The pro-reservation agitation by the Jat community in Haryana has affected normal life across the state. Around 150 trains have been cancelled and multiple bus services have also been affected by the protests.
According to reports, some of the Gurgaon roads and major highways have also been blocked by the protesters demanding the inclusion of the Jats in the OBC category.
Some of the Gurgaon roads and major highways have also been blocked by the protesters demanding the inclusion of the Jats in the OBC category.
Requesting the protesters to end the stir, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state government would prepare a draft bill for giving reservation to Jats and suggestions have also been sought from all parties in this regard.
However, Jat leaders rejected the offer made by the government and asserted that their agitation would continue till their demand is met. “There is no solid offer made by Haryana government. BJP government is just trying to befool Jats as its intentions with regard to giving reservation to Jats is not clean,” All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti’s national president, Yashapal Malik said.
On Friday, Army was called in nine districts of Haryana and curfew was imposed in two districts along with shoot-at-sight orders after one person died and 25 were injured during the stir.
The Centre also rushed 3,300 personnel of paramilitary forces as rampaging mobs held some policemen captive besides setting ablaze the house of state’s Finance Minister Abhimanyu and several government and private properties in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Hansi and several other parts of the state.
Schools were ordered to be closed on Saturday across the state and mobile internet services were suspended in almost all the districts.
The agitators, who are seeking reservation under Economically Backward Classes, also targeted police and private vehicles, buildings housing offices, including two Toll Plazas at Hansi in Hissar district and near Rohtak, both located on the Delhi-Hisar-Fazilka National Highway.