Jat quota: Rally in Delhi on May 10, to demand quota in other states and Centre

The resolution also pointed out that Haryana is yet to fulfil many of the promises it had made before the quota stir ended.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 4, 2016 4:46:09 am

After their demand for Jat quota was met in Haryana, the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) will now take up the demand for the community in other states and the Centre as well. On Sunday, the organisation planned a rally for May 10 in New Delhi at Jantar Mantar and will hold awareness rallies in different states to this extent.

Jat leaders from 12 states were present at the meeting held in Delhi. Among the resolutions passed on the day, it was stated that it was the duty of the Haryana government to ensure that The Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill, 2016 was passed and that it is legally tenable. The Bill was passed unanimously in the Haryana Assembly during the Budget Session.

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The resolution also pointed out that Haryana is yet to fulfil many of the promises it had made before the quota stir was ended. This includes compensation to those who died during the agitation and jobs to the next of kin of the victims. Further, it was demanded that “false cases registered against Jats during the agitation be withdrawn”.

The resolution passed also stated that no action has been initiated against a BJP MP who has been speaking against the Jats. A delegation would be meeting Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take up these demands. Awareness rallies will be held in different states including Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan to seek reservation for Jats. Further, to seek reservation at the Centre, a delegation of AIJASS will hold interaction with the committee headed by Union Minister Venkiah Naidu.

“We would be holding meetings in different states to create awareness on reservation. A protest rally would be held at Jantar Mantar on May 10. We are seeking fulfilment of our remaining demands,” said Yashpal Malik, President of AIJASS.

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