Jat deadlock continues; Railways to sue protesters

Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 22:19

Moradabad: The Railways on Friday decided to
make the Jat agitators pay for their continued disruption of
rail services, as talks between the state and protesters over
reservation in government jobs failed to make headway.

As the Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti activists
continued their agitation on rail tracks for the sixth day
today, crippling normal life, Railways has decided to file a
case against the agitators causing a "loss of Rs five crore"
to the public sector behemoth.

Trains have been diverted between the Delhi-Moradabad
rail link due to the blockade leading to monetary losses to
the tune of five crore rupees, claimed ADRM (Moradabad) A K
Singhal, adding that the suit would be filed in Allahabad High
Court on Monday.

Talks between members of the Jat organisation and
Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar ended on an inconclusive
note on Friday.

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

Meanwhile, security has been tightened near the Upper
Ganga Canal in Muradpur near Ghaziabad in view of a threat to
disrupt water supply to Delhi and Ghaziabad by the agitators.

Police officials, keeping a close eye on the situation
said, that "nobody will be allowed to disrupt the water


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First Published: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 22:19

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