The second phase of Jat quota agitation has come to end today after the Haryana government agreed to their 10-point charter.
Yashpal Malik, representative of All India Jat Aarkshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), said
, “The government has agreed on the 10 point demand charter submitted by us. So we have decided to call off the agitation for the time being.”
Among the demands, they asked for action against BJP MP Rajkumar Saini for his anti-Jat talks, release those jailed during the agitations, financial compensation for those killed and injured during the February violence etc.
They also asked that the state government to defend the Jat quota legislation in the Punjab and Haryana high court and immediately secure the Jat quota law under the Ninth Schedule to the Constitution.
The AIJASS said that a delegation will visit all the dharna spots and persuade those sitting on hunger strike to call off their protest.
“It has been decided by AIJASS national president that members of state and national executive will be responsible for postponing the stir by Sunday evening,” the statement said.
In February, a total of 30 people lost their life during the agitation and a lot of public property was damaged.