Three days after Jat leaders gave BJP-led Haryana government a 72 hour deadline to meet their demands, it seem there is no respite for the community as the ministers are yet to come to a decision in this regard.
The 72-hour ultimatum will end Thursday evening, and the Jat leaders are already threatening to resume agitation on Friday if the government don’t give their verdict by tonight.
Haryana government, meanwhile, has already sought paramilitary forces from the Centre to be deployed in sensitive areas, so as to prevent any mishap should the agitators decide to hit the road.
Talking about the situation in Rohtak, IGP, Rohtak Range, Sanjay Kumar told PTI:
“Paramilitary force has been demanded (through state Home department) from the Centre and we will get the same…We have made adequate police security arrangements. We have adequate force and we are deploying it accordingly.”
Though looking at the sensitive nature of the situation, Kumar refused to shed light on how many police personnel would be deployed to contain the situation.
In the past month Haryana police had faced the flak for their “failure” to prevent and control violence during the Jat agitation in February.
A total of 30 people lost their life during the agitation last month and a lot of public property was damaged.
The Jats are demanding that 10 per cent quota in jobs and educational institutions should be allocated to them and all the FIRs registered against the protesters during last month’s agitation should be withdrawn.
They have also asked for compensation to those who were killed during the stir, besides giving them martyr’s status.
They have also demanded demand that BJP lawmaker Raj Kumar Saini from Kurukshetra should be punished for his “anti-Jat” reservation stand.