Jats take agitation to Delhi

Jats take agitation to Delhi

Members of the Jat community from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh on Thursday brought their agitation for quotas in jobs and education to the national capital.

Stopped paying bills

Thousands of Jats, who have been agitating on the outskirts of the national capital since January 29, have declared non-cooperation with the Haryana government by not paying electricity and water bills after Holi.

All India Jat Araskshan Sangharsh Samiti president Yashpal Malik threatened to cut the supply of essential items such as milk and vegetables to New Delhi as part of the stir.

Apart from the quota, Jat leaders are also demanding jobs to the next of kin of those killed in the violence in the agitation last year, damages to those injured, withdrawal of cases filed against them and dismissal of guilty officers.

Violence during the February 2016 agitation by Jats across several districts in Haryana left 30 people dead and over 200 injured. Government and private properties were also damaged.

Talks of the Jat leaders with the Haryana government broke down after it made it clear that it has no jurisdiction to withdraw cases being investigated by the CBI. “We have come here to protest against the insensitivity which the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana has shown to our demands,” Malik said.

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