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Jat protest: Rajnath, Jaitley, Parrikar, Sushma review situation

Top Union Ministers—Rajnath Singh, Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley And Sushma Swaraj— Friday Night Reviewed The Prevailing Law And Order Situation In Haryana In The Wake Of Sudden Spurt Of Violence Following Jat Agitation On Quota.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Feb 2016, 11:32:58 PM

New Delhi:

Top Union Ministers—Rajnath Singh, Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj— Friday night reviewed the prevailing law and order situation in Haryana in the wake of sudden spurt of violence following Jat agitation on quota.

The Union Ministers, along with NSA Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Director of Intelligence Bureau Dineswar Sharma besides others, took stock of the situation in Haryana where curfew has been imposed in several towns after violence broke out.

The top government functionaries decided that all assistance will be given to the state government to tackle the situation arising out of the violence, official sources said.

Army has already been deployed in several towns to deal with the volatile situation while 3,300 additional paramilitary personnel have also been sent to assist the state government.

The BJP government in Haryana, led by Manohar Lal Khattar, is grappling with the quota agitation of the powerful Jat community.

Army was called in today 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 Jat stir for quota which turned violent with mobs resorting to widespread arson.

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.

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First Published : 19 Feb 2016, 11:30:00 PM