Jats may resume protest in Haryana, demand 'martyr' status for dead protesters

It seems Jat agitation has not completely settled down as the leaders from the community are now demanding 'martyr' status for those who died during the protest last month.

Updated: Mar 12, 2016, 00:55 AM IST
Jats may resume protest in Haryana, demand 'martyr' status for dead protesters

Chandigarh: It seems Jat agitation has not completely settled down as the leaders from the community are now demanding 'martyr' status for those who died during the protest last month.

According to India Today, the Jat leaders have threatened to resume protests if their demands are not met.

Furthermore, they have demanded that cases against the protesters be also dropped.

The community has threatened to return to streets if their demands are not met. However, the state government claims that it is prepared to deal with any situation.

Meanwhile, an all-party meeting has been called on Saturday to prepare a blue print of the Jat reservation bill.

“We will protest in Haryana, Delhi and UP against the arrests. If government will not agree to our 7 demands then we will agitate,” India Today quoted a Jat.

Last month, Jat protesters had caused havoc in the state by torching several shops and malls, destroying public property and resorting to violence.