Delhi Metro To Function Normally As Jats Postpone Quota Stir

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9:15 pm 19 Mar, 2017


The Haryana government managed to convince the Jat leaders in their meeting on Sunday leading to the latter postponing their ‘Delhi Gherao’ agitation.

 

Following the meeting, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar told the media, “Jat reservation process at Centre will begin after appointment of chairman and members of National Commission for Backward Classes.”

The Jats had threatened to block all highways leading to Delhi and march towards the Parliament to demand for quota.

They have been holding agitations across Haryana since January 29.

 


Jats will now take a decision on the future course of action on March 26.

But quota is not the only thing the Jats are asking for this time; they are also demanding that the state government release all those jailed during the 2016 violent Jat agitation which led to the deaths of 30 and injuries to over 300.

They are also asking for jobs for the kin of those killed during last year’s protest.

 

IndianExpress

Following the postponement of the stir, Delhi Metro announced that the stations will function normally albeit under heavy security.

DMRC had previously said that the stations in NCR will be shut down because of ‘Delhi Gherao’.

 

Reports say that around 24,700 paramilitary personnel have been mobilized to maintain peace in Delhi and NCR.

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