Jat protesters serve ultimatum

The agitating Jats, demanding job quota for them, on Thursday served an ultimatum asking the Haryana government to unconditionally release by Friday all those who had been taken into custody during the movement and threatened to intensify their stir if the demand was not met.

“The government should order release of all those Jat protesters who had been taken into custody two days ago,” Jitender Chattar of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti said here.

He said they will give the government time till Friday afternoon to act after which they will intensify their stir and block all the roads to Delhi and other parts besides launching their agitation in other parts of the country.

Hisar, located 155 km from the national capital, had been virtually come under a siege of the protesters demanding OBC quota. Meanwhile, Delhi-Hisar highway which had remained blocked on Wednesday opened to road traffic.

The district administration had on Wednesday ordered the closure of all educational institutions for three days.

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