Haryana Jat reservation stir: In Pics

Thousands of people belonging to the Jat agricultural community stage protest in Rohtak and other towns in Haryana state, demanding an increase in their caste quota benefits, which include guaranteed government jobs or university spots.

Feb 20, 2016, 17:56 PM IST
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Protestors demanding reservation for Jats in government jobs burn an effigy of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Meerut.

Protestors demanding reservation for Jats in government jobs burn an effigy of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Meerut.

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Security forces personnel patrol a street in the view of incidents of violence due to Jat agitation for reservation, in Rohtak.

Security forces personnel patrol a street in the view of incidents of violence due to Jat agitation for reservation, in Rohtak.

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Protesters vandalize and damage vehicles during a pro caste quota protest in Rohtak. India's paramilitary forces shot and killed one person on Friday as protests for government benefits turned violent in northern India, police said.

Protesters vandalize and damage vehicles during a pro caste quota protest in Rohtak. India's paramilitary forces shot and killed one person on Friday as protests for government benefits turned violent in northern India, police said.

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Security forces personnel patrol in the view of incidents of violence due to Jat agitation for reservation, in Rohtak.

Security forces personnel patrol in the view of incidents of violence due to Jat agitation for reservation, in Rohtak.

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Protesters run some with sticks during a pro caste quota protest in Rohtak. India's paramilitary forces shot and killed one person on Friday as protests for government benefits turned violent in northern India, police said.

Protesters run some with sticks during a pro caste quota protest in Rohtak. India's paramilitary forces shot and killed one person on Friday as protests for government benefits turned violent in northern India, police said.

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Jat community members clash with other community members during their agitation for reservation in Rohtak.

Jat community members clash with other community members during their agitation for reservation in Rohtak.

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Police lathicharge Jat community members during their agitation for reservation in Rohtak.

Police lathicharge Jat community members during their agitation for reservation in Rohtak.

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Total 716 trains affected by Jat agitation in Haryana till now. Disruptions caused by the ongoing Jat quota stir have caused a loss of Rs 200 crore to the railways as the schedules of more than 600 passenger and freight trains were hit, a railway ministry official said.

Total 716 trains affected by Jat agitation in Haryana till now. Disruptions caused by the ongoing Jat quota stir have caused a loss of Rs 200 crore to the railways as the schedules of more than 600 passenger and freight trains were hit, a railway ministry official said.

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The Army was called in nine districts of Haryana and curfew was imposed in two districts of Haryana. Mob set ablaze the house of state's Finance Minister Abhimanyu and several government and private properties in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Hansi and several other parts of the state.

The Army was called in nine districts of Haryana and curfew was imposed in two districts of Haryana. Mob set ablaze the house of state's Finance Minister Abhimanyu and several government and private properties in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Hansi and several other parts of the state.

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