Jats to hold ‘Shaheedi’ rally at Mayyar today

Haryana makes adequate security arrangements.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:September 13, 2016 6:21 am

In order to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the ‘Shaheedi’ rally being organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABJASS) at Mayyar village in Hisar Tuesday, state authorities have made adequate security arrangements.

The rally is being held on the death anniversary of one of the Jat agitators seeking reservation, Sunil Sheoran, who was shot by the Haryana police in 2009 at Mayyar. Jat leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajashtan, are also expected to attend the rally.

Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department, Ram Niwas, informed that adequate security arrangements have been made to maintain law and order situation.

“Though the rally organisers have assured us that everything would be peaceful, we have deployed additional police force of 7-8 companies at Mayyar. Apart from the Duty Magistrate, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Muhhamad Akil would be present at Mayyar to take care of the situation,” said Ram Niwas.

Yashpal Malik, national president of the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABJASS), told The Indian Express, “It would be a massive rally where people from across Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh would be participating. We would decide the further course of action after examining as to what action the state government has taken on our demands till date.”

The decision to hold a rally at Mayyar was taken by the AIJASS at Jind on June 19, the day when it had decided to call off a rally at Jind after talks with the state government in Delhi when the government had assured the agitators that their demands would be decided within the ambit of the law.

The Jats are demanding the state government to strongly pursue the case to vacate Punjab and Haryana High Court’s stay on the reservation, release of “innocent youths” arrested during the quota stir held earlier in February, and adequate compensation and job to next of kin of those who lost their lives in the stir.

They have also demanded withdrawal of cases against protesters during the agitation.