Amidst the rising chorus of dissatisfaction after their MPs were overlooked during the latest reshuffle of the Union cabinet last Monday,Koli leaders of the state Sunday decided to make representations to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and demand justice for the community.
Bharatiya Janata Partys Mahila Morcha chief Smriti Irani visited Bhagwanpura village near Batala on Thursday and met the Dalit woman who was allegedly paraded naked by another family of the same village last week.
A group of academicians claimed that the state government has been dragging its feet in implementing a scholarship scheme for students from minorities,which is scheduled to cover around 60,000 students in the state.
The Uttar Pradesh Minorities Financial Development Corporation (UPMFDC) has been forced to shelve lending schemes after the state failed to bear its share of the costs and provide guarantee for utilising the funds.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted that the government is waiting for a calm atmosphere in order to come to a conclusion on the ongoing Jat community protests. He further stated that committee formation on the issue reflects government’s desire to come to a conclusion on the demands raised by the Jats. The Jat community is demanding reservations in government jobs and institutions.
Haryana, Feb 21 (ANI): With the protests by Jats demanding Other Backward Classes (OBC) status entered the seventh day on Sunday, several parts of Haryana remained under curfew while 12 people have been killed so far. The agitation disrupted major highways and rail traffic in large parts of the state after protestors took to the streets. Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda sat on a fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi appealing to the protesting Jat Community to maintain law and order and call off the agitation. Security forces were deployed at the Munak Canal and various other national highways connecting Haryana with other states after protestors refused to allow the passage function normally.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has appealed the Jat community to end their agitation for reservation, saying that people of the community are saviours and not destroyers. He further said that the destruction they are causing by burning houses and blocking roads will not serve their purpose. Sehwag added that dialogue is the only solution.
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Lawyer Vikram Singh Chauhan, who was present in the group that assaulted Jawaharlal University Student’s Union president Kanhaiya Kumar at the Patiala House Courts on Wednesday, said that immense publicity is portraying anti-national students as national heroes. He asserted that the lawyers community will not tolerate anybody indulging in anti-national activities.
Surat, Jan 21 (ANI): Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel was taken to the Surat district court early today. Hardik’s advocate Jaswant Wada said that Hardik had written a letter to the people stating the solution lies with the government and if the Patel community stood at a disadvantage, then he would continue the agitation against the Gujarat Government. Surat police had earlier submitted a 44-page chargesheet against Hardik in a case related to blockade of highway near Kamrej last year.