Jat stir: Protesters lift road blockades

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 18:26

Hisar (Har): The Jats, demanding quota in
government jobs, seemed to have relented a bit on their stand
with the protesters lifting their sit-ins on various roads,
including Hisar-Delhi and Hisar-Chandigarh national highways.

In a positive development, sources within the
protesters said they are likely to cremate the body of
Sandeep, who was killed during protests on March 6, after
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda`s meeting with the
agitators.

Certain Jat leaders, who held parleys with the state
government, are also trying to convince the protesters.

However, several activists continue to sit on rail
tracks, affecting the traffic adversely. Rail links to Delhi,
Punjab and Rajasthan continued to remain paralysed as Hisar-
Delhi and Hisar-Ludhiana routes continued to remain disrupt.

The Jat leaders are demanding withdrawal of cases
against 100 of their activists arrested by police during the
ongoing stir.

"Our demand is that police should remove the section
imposed under sedition against some protesters so that they
can be released on bail," All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh
Samiti leader Suresh Koth said.

The district administration is learnt to have been in
touch with the higher authorities to get the sedition charges
dropped so that the arrested protesters could be released.

Meanwhile, adequate number of personnel of CRPF, ITBP,
paramilitary forces and Haryana police have been posted in the
area as part of security measures.

PTI




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