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Jat delegation from UP meets Rajnath Singh

Amidst The Ongoing Violence In Haryana Following Protests By Jats, A Delegation Of Community Leaders From Uttar Pradesh Today Met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh And Urged Him To Take Urgent Steps To Fulfil Their Demands On Reservation.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Feb 2016, 10:28:06 PM

New Delhi:

Amidst the ongoing violence in Haryana following protests by Jats, a delegation of community leaders from Uttar Pradesh today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and urged him to take urgent steps to fulfil their demands on reservation.

The Jat delegation told the Home Minister that the community has been deprived of benefits due to the lack of quota, especially in Haryana.

They told Singh that Jats have be facing problems in other states too, including in Uttar Pradesh.

The delegation urged the Home Minister to ensure that justice is given to the community by the BJP government in Haryana and the NDA government at the Centre.

Sources said the Home Minister gave the Jat delegation a patient hearing and assured them that the Central government and the Haryana government would do their best to solve the problems of the Jats.

Violence and arson in the Jat quota stir in Haryana spread to more areas today with five people being killed in firing by security forces in three districts taking the death toll to six even as the Army staged flag marches in worst-hit pockets.

As Haryana remained on the boil, several Haryana Roadways buses, seven railway stations, a police station and some buildings were torched by pro-quota protesters. Army had to use choppers to reach parts of blocked Rohtak district. 

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First Published : 20 Feb 2016, 10:25:00 PM