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Jats call off agitation over job reservation

Hisar, March 25, 2013, PTI:

Jat activists, who were on fast-unto-death near Maiyad village in the district demanding 27 per cent reservation for their community in government jobs under OBC category, called off their stir on Monday.

Hisar deputy commissioner Amit Kumar Aggarwal on Monday met the office bearers of the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Sangharsh Samiti at the village and asked them to withdraw their agitation.

Stating that the demands of Jats would be considered by the Haryana government “sympathetically”, Aggarwal offered juice to members who were on fast-unto-death since March 7.

Aggarwal said principal OSD to chief minister, M S Chopra had met office bearers of the Samiti in Jind on Sunday where the activists had pointed out discrepancies in the recently given reservation to Jats.

Haryana government had announced 10 per cent special backward reservation to five castes, including Jats. However, the Samiti members were apprehensive about implementing the quota as with the additional 10 per cent reservation, the permissible limit of 50 per cent on quota would be exceeded.

To this, the representatives of the government said, before giving reservation, a survey was conducted in the state after constituting Backward Classes Commission.

Government’s representatives said if the Samiti found any discrepancy in the notification, they could write to the state government and a meeting of the representatives of the Samiti could be held with legal experts.

On the Samiti's demand to withdraw cases lodged against its members during their agitation, the deputy commissioner said no case had been registered with any wrong intention. All that has been done is under law.


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