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Haryana: Dharna by Jats disrupts rail traffic

Last Updated: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 13:46

Hisar: Rail services were disrupted here as the indefinite dharna by Jat activists, demanding reservation for their community in government jobs, continued for the sixth day on Saturday.

Rail traffic in the Hisar district remained suspended for the sixth day as Jats continued to block rail tracks on Hisar-Bhiwani, Hisar-Jakhal and Hisar-Sadalpur, an official said.

The Jats also held protest at Narwana, affecting rail traffic on Delhi-Ferozepur section, he said.

Buses on various routes, however, were running undisrupted, a spokesman of Haryana Roadways said.

The agitation will continue till our demand is met, a spokesman of the All India Jat Reservation Action Committee said.

A number of protesters, including women, have been staging sit-ins on the rail tracks since March 5, demanding 27 percent reservation in central jobs under the OBC category.


First Published: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 13:46
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