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Jat quota agitation: Security tightened in Delhi-Haryana border areas as protests resume

As The Jat Leaders In Haryana Have Launched Fresh Stir Over Quota, Prohibitory Orders Have Been Imposed In Several Parts Of The National Capital, Covering Over One-fourth Of The City, Delhi Police Said.

PTI | Updated on: 06 Jun 2016, 10:51:33 AM
Security tightened in Delhi-Haryana border areas

New Delhi:

As the Jat leaders in Haryana have launched fresh stir over quota, prohibitory orders have been imposed in several parts of the national capital, covering over one-fourth of the city, Delhi Police said. Most of the areas, in which prohibitory orders were imposed, are either located in the border areas near Haryana or inhabited by a large number of people belonging to the Jat community.

"Delhi Police imposed CrPC section 144 in the bordering districts of Delhi and other parts of the city which are likely to have protests in connection with Jat quota demand," a statement by Delhi Police said on Sunday. Jat quota demand," a statement by Delhi Police said on Sunday.

The prohibitory orders have been implemented in 18 police sub-divisions -Dwarka and Najafgarh in South-West Delhi, Alipur and Bawana in outer Delhi, Mehrauli and Vasant Vihar sub division in South Delhi, Sarita Vihar and Ambedkar Nagar sub division in South-East Delhi, Gokalpuri, Seemapuri and Khajuri Khas in North-East Delhi, Madhu Vihar and Kalyanpuri sub division in East Delhi, Mukherjee Nagar in North-West Delhi and whole North Delhi, the senior police said.

These five sub-divisions, which have under its jurisdiction over 54 police stations, covering over one-fourth of the land area of the city. In the first phase of the Jat agitation, violence was witnessed in and around Mukherjee Nagar and Najafgarh areas.
"Adequate arrangements have been made to ensure no law and order issue occurs," the official added.

In February, the agitating members of Jat community had held demonstrations at several places in the city, leading to severe disruption of traffic on key arterial roads.

Damage to public property by the protesters, who blocked major state border entry points, including Sindhu border, Nangloi-Bahadurgarh Road, Karnal road, Tikari, Jharoda and Madhuban Chowk in the southwest and outer Delhi, creating major traffic snarls which affected many areas in the city.

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First Published : 06 Jun 2016, 10:48:00 AM

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