How Haryana will implement 10% quota, Jats ask Hoo



Chandigarh: A Jat faction on Saturday accused Haryana government of misleading the community on reservation while questioning how it will implement 10 per cent reservation in jobs for jats when Supreme Court ruling in Indira Sawhney case does not allow job reservation exceeding 50 percent.

Jats also asserted they would go ahead with their agitation starting tomorrow if Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda government did not clarify this issue at the earliest.

"We want clarification from Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda how the state government will implement 10 percent reservation (as per report of Haryana Backward Classes Commission) because with this special quota, the reservation percentage in the state will exceed 50 percent.

But the Supreme Court in Indira Sahney case in 1992 has held that the reservation in government jobs cannot exceed 50 percent," Sanyukt Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, National President HPS Parihar told reporters here today.

Haryana government has in principle accepted the report of the Haryana Backward Classes Commission (HBCC), which has recommended the inclusion of five castes including Jat, Jat Sikh, Bishnoi, Ror and Tyagi in special Backward Classes giving them 10 percent reservation, which would be in addition to 27 percent reservation already being given to Backward Classes.

Haryana already provides 20 percent quota in jobs for Scheduled castes, 27 percent to backward classes and now with 10 percent additional quota, the reservation percentage will reach 57 percent.

"We want to know how the state government can go against the Supreme Court ruling," he said, accusing Haryana government of misleading them with HBCC's report.

Parihar also rejected the commission's contention in its report that quota in jobs could be given to those people who lived in "far flung and remote areas" and they were not "in mainstream of national life" while citing SC's ruling in same Indira Sahwney case.

"These conditions cannot be implemented in Haryana for giving special quota to these castes including Jats," Parihar said while questioning the intentions of Haryana government's in giving quota in jobs to Jats.

Jats demanded rather than giving reservation in special quota, they should be included in 27 percent existing quota for backward classes.

Parihar said they would continue with their protest commencing tomorrow whereby several Jat groups of Haryana will march towards Delhi and stage a protest in the national capital on December 23.

Khap representatives had already rejected the HBCC's report, demanding reservation only when Jats were included in the Backward Classes category.

PTI