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Jat reservation: Amid violent protest, CM Khattar delays decision till March 31

Amid Roaring Protests In Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Has Delayed Decision Over Jat Reservation Till March 31.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 19 Feb 2016, 01:20:06 PM

New Delhi:

Amid roaring protests in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has delayed decision over Jat reservation till March 31.

“We have constituted a committee and they will submit their report by March 31, depending on report a decision will be made,” said Khattar.

Requesting protesters to quit their agitation, he also appealed everyone to maintain peace and harmony in Haryana.

Earlier today CM had called an all-party meet on to find a way out of the impasse.

Violence broke out during Jat agitation for quota in Rohtak today leaving at least 15 persons injured even as Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar convened an all-party meet tomorrow to find a way out of the impasse.

Police and the paramilitary troops staged a flag-march to get the town roads cleared from protesters who blocked these in support of their reservation demand.

Traders and advocates clashed outside the court premises at Rohtak during the protest,in which several vehicles were also damaged.

Advocates of the district court were protesting against non-inclusion of Jat community in the OBC category outside the court premises from where traders of the city were passing in a procession to submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, police said.

Police and paramilitary forces resorted to lathi-charge and teargas shells to control the situation, during which unidentified persons torched some motorcycles and pelted stones.

Prohibitory orders were clamped in Rohtak, banning assembly of five or more persons.


(with PTI inputs)

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First Published : 19 Feb 2016, 01:16:00 PM