Jat quota row: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting over alarming situation in Haryana

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday called a meeting at his residence as large-scale violence by Jat community protestors left four people dead in firing by security forces.

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2016, 13:13 PM IST
Jat quota row: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting over alarming situation in Haryana

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday called a meeting at his residence as large-scale violence by Jat community protestors left four people dead in firing by security forces.

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi were also present during the meeting.

Meanwhile, the government has rushed Army to nine locations in the state, including Rohtak, Jind, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Hissar, Kaithal, Sonepat, Panipat and Karnal, to contain the situation.

Shoot at sight orders have been issued in Rohtak and Bhiwani in Haryana after curfew was imposed in both cities

The strike, into the sixth day today, has crippled road and rail traffic across the state and shut down educational institutions in many places.

(With agency inputs)