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Delhi braces for Jat agitation: Internet in Haryana shut down, NCR borders on lock down, Metro movement to be restricted

National Capital Is Preparing To Stop Jat Agitation Before Its Delhi Borders, The Home Ministry Has Given Orders To Delhi And Its Neighbouring States To Stop The Agitators Before They Reach The Borders Of The Capital. Metro Services Outside Delhi Have Been Restricted, From Sunday Night And Internet Services Have Been Shut Down In Parts Of Haryana.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 18 Mar 2017, 07:38:37 PM
Delhi braces for Jat agitation: Metro movement restricted, internet shut down, borders lock down (File Photo: PTI)

New Delhi:

National Capital is preparing to stop jat agitation before its Delhi borders, The Home Ministry has given orders to Delhi and its neighbouring states to stop the agitators before they reach the borders of the capital.

In an advisory, the Union Home Ministry told Delhi Police and governments of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to invoke CrPC 144 to stop Jat protesters, who threatened to stage protests in Delhi demanding reservations in jobs and education, from reaching the national capital, official sources said.

Arrest or detain the protesters much before they enter Delhi, disallow movement of buses carrying the protesters on highways and ban tractor trolley movement, the advisory said.

Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakashan Sangharsh Samiti has threatened to ‘gherao’ Parliament beginning March 20, to press for their demands.

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Top Home Ministry officials also reviewed the security situation in the national capital and neighbouring states in the wake of threat by the Jats.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took stock of the law and order situation in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday with senior police officials of the four states.

He instructed the officials to ensure peace and prevent attempts to disrupt normal life during the protests.

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Samiti president Yashpal Malik had said the Jats riding their tractors and small vehicles, and carrying at least 10-day rations will march towards Delhi on the highways from the neighbouring states.Jats are demanding reservations in government jobs and educational institutions, besides withdrawing of criminal cases registered against several youths of the community, release of those lodged in jail, and compensation and government jobs to the next of kin of those killed in last year’s agitation.

Internet shut down in Haryana: (Read full stop here)

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC were imposed and internet services suspended in many ‘sensitive’ districts of Haryana on Saturday in the wake of the Jat body’s plan to ghearo the Parliament on March 20.

The section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), prohibiting unlawful assembly, has been imposed in many sensitive districts, including Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri and Hisar, where internet services have also been suspended for indefinite period, official sources told PTI.

Restrictions have been imposed on the movement of tractor-trolleys from one district to another, they said, adding that the Army has been called in to manage the situation.

Metro services restriction to be in place from Sunday night (Read full story here)

Delhi Police has directed the DMRC authorities to shut all Metro stations outside Delhi from Sunday night till further orders.

The extraordinary measures, that are likely to throw life out of gear in the national capital, will be enforced in view of Jat groups threatening to intensify their agitation from Monday demanding quota in education and employment.

As directed by Delhi Police, services will not be available at Yellow line stations at Gurgaon, Blue Line stations at Noida and Violet Line stations at Faridabad. 

According to an advisory issued by the Delhi Police, Metro services will remain shut on stations on Line-2 (Guru Dronacharya to Huda City Centre), Line-3 and 4 (Kaushambi to Vaishali and Noida Sector-15 to Noida City Center) and on Line-6 (Sarai to Escotrs Mujeswar) from 11.30pm on Sunday.

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The services at all these Metro stations will be resumed only after getting clearance from the Delhi Police a metro official said. 

The advisory further says that some Metro stations in the central Delhi region will also remain closed from 8pm onwards.

Services at Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, RK Ashram Marg, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market, Shivaji Stadium will remain closed from 8pm onwards till further orders.

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First Published : 18 Mar 2017, 07:02:00 PM