Jat deadlock continues; Railways to sue protesters
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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 supply."

PTI


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


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