Jats-govt arrive at a compromise

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 00:56

Hisar (Har): The standoff between Jats and
Haryana government over the arrests made during the agitation
to press for job reservation under OBC quota tonight appeared
headed towards a resolution with the authorities deciding to
release the detenus.

After a marathon three-hour talks held between the Jats,
khap members and representatives of the state government here, Haryana`s Chief parliamentary Scretary Dharamveer Singh said the Jats have been assured that all those members of the
community, who had been arrested during the course of the
agitation, would be released as per the provision of the law.

Dharamveer, along with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh
Hooda`s OSD M S Chopra and fortmer Hisar MP Jai Parkash, held
talks with the Jats in a bid to resolve the deadlock.

He said Jats had also been assured that Haryana government
would forward the recommendation of the state backweard class
commission`s report on reservation for jats to the Centre as
soon as it receives the same.

It has been decided that the youth killed in the alleged
police firing during the agitation this week would be
creamated tomorrow, said Dharamveer.

The body of the youth killed in alleged police firing
this week continued to be placed besides the railway tracks.

Sandeep was killed in clashes between police and
protesters on March 6.

The Jats have virtually laid a seige in this district and
blocked several roads.

Hooda asked the people of the state to maintain peace,
mutual brotherhood and harmony and not submit to any
provocation.

In an appeal issued at Chandigarh tonight, Hooda said
all citizens had the right to voice their aspirations but
in a peaceful manner and within the limits of the law of the
land.

"All problems can be solved only by dialogue as violence
will never help", Hooda said.

"Protection of life and property of every citizen is the
duty of the state government and nobody should take the law
into his or her hands and not let such divisive forces, who
want to destroy the social fabric of the state, to succeed in
their selfish ulterior motives", the Chief Minister said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 09:45

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