Jat quota agitation: In a first, students join stir in Rohtak

Students started moving to dharna venue in Jassia village of Rohtak district which has emerged as epicentre of the stir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 8, 2017 1:04 pm
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The Jat quota agitation which so far saw mostly general public taking to the streets, has now witnessed the participation of students as well. Students on Wednesday started gathering in front of Sports Complex in Rohtak. It’s the first time students will participate in the stir during the fresh phase of agitation. Students started moving to the dharna venue in Jassia village of Rohtak district which has emerged as epicentre of the stir. There were demonstrations in  Lath Jauli village of Sonipat district.

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The agitation was limited to Haryana so far until last week, when the All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) announced a series of dates for demonstrations across Delhi.

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The agitation has seen massive participation from both men and women across the state. So far the protests have been peaceful.

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The Jat community has been demanding that all cases registered against protesters from the community during last year’s agitation in Haryana be “taken back” — as the accused were either held responsible for “crimes committed by members of other communities, or for crimes that were never committed”. The Jat community is also demanding compensation for families of those who lost their lives in the agitation last year, as well as government jobs for at least one member of each families.

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In addition, protesters are demanding investigations against those who they believe are defaming their community, as well as immediate implementation of promises made to them by the chief minister after the agitations last year.

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  1. pawan kumar
    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm
    Government is just waiting to torn the structure of haryana united caste structure Demands of jats are reasonable But government want another feb 2016 episode for gain in election
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      yash sehgal
      Feb 8, 2017 at 10:32 am
      Why the govt is keeping silent so far?..lt;br/gt;To wait for worsening the situation to take action or accepting their demands??lt;br/gt;Why doesn't it nip the evil in the bud n crush it before it takes an ugly turn..?
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        yousef
        Feb 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm
        Patel, Maratha, Gajjar, Mena, Jat, Rajput, Jain, Muslim, Christian must get 50% reservations. Right to equality my foot. Rowls theory of warped justice ki jai ho. Communist equality ki jai ho.
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