Hisar limping to normal after Govt accepts Jats' demand

Hisar limping to normal after Govt accepts Jats' demand

Hisar limping to normal after Govt accepts Jats' demand

Haryana rodways bus torched by protesters demanding reservation for Jat community at a village Mayar in Hisar district of Haryana on Monday. PTI

Prohibitory orders has been imposed in the region here while educational institutions are closed as a precautionary measure. "The situation in Hisar district is normal. No untoward incident has been reported from anywhere so far. Vehicular traffic on most of the routes is back to normal," Hisar's Acting Superintendent of Police Pankaj Nyan told PTI.

Some protesters had, however, gathered and blocked the Hisar-Chandigarh highway near Narwana, police said. The state government yesterday accepted three main demands of the protesters after Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda held a meeting with the representatives of the Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, spearheading the stir.
The accepted demands included a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the youth killed in police firing on Sunday, job to a member of his family and registration of a case against Subhash Yadav, who was removed as Superintendent of Police (SP), Hisar.

Curfew, which was imposed in the district yesterday in view of the tense situation, was lifted late last evening. Meanwhile, the Samiti President Yashpal Malik told reporters here today that though the community had decided to suspend its protest in Hisar and elsewhere and open the road blockades following acceptance of the their three demands, the agitation for reservation in government jobs under OBC category would continue.

"Our agitation for the reservation of Jats shall continue peacefully and democratically," he said. "Our agitation will be peaceful and no road will be blocked by our workers. Some anti-social elements took advantage of protest and damaged the government and private property. We shall help the police to identify the miscreants," Malik said.
Samitis' executive committee would take stock of the situation and chalk out next action in support of our demand for reservation, he said further.

Malik also warned the Central Government that if its demand for quota was not met by October 3, they will intensify its agitation and block all the roads leading to Delhi in view of the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Violence had erupted in Hisar and adjoining areas after members of the Samiti demanding quota for the community under the OBC category blocked several roads yesterday.
A youth was killed and over 10 persons, including policemen, were injured in violent clash between the protestors and the police.