Taking no chances this time, Haryana government has deployed 48 companies of paramilitary forces at various places in state ahead of the proposed Jat quota agitation from tomorrow.
“We have deployed 4,800 paramilitary personnel and the administration is on high alert. We have asked for 15 more companies from the Centre,” Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Ram Niwas told PTI.
Further, the administration has specified one spot in each district where people can peacefully hold dharna.
But, officials told that they were wary of the fact that protesters may attempt to block national highways and rail tracks.
Apart from that, police are also keeping a close watch on rumours or inflammatory statements made through social media.
“Adequate security measures have been taken. We are fully prepared to deal with the situation. The police stations are stocked adequately equipped to dead with any kind of protest,” said Additional Director General of Police Mohammad Akil said.
It is reported that only one group is going ahead with the dharna. Earlier this year, during Jat stir, protesters had disrupted water supply to the national capital, blocked highway and cause collateral damage. A total of 30 people lost their life during the agitation.