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Haryana on brink of Jat agitation, police say protests are peaceful

Jat agitation: The government has requested for more companies of the paramilitary forces. Internet services and bulk SMS have been blocked by the government. Get the latest updates, here.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 5, 2016 6:23:00 pm
Jat agitation, jat reservation protest, jat reservation, haryana jat agitation, jat agitation latest, latest jat agitation news, haryana jat agitation updates, jat protest, jat protest live, jat protest gurgaon The Haryana government has imposed section 144 in the area following the restarting of the Jat agitation. Image: ANI

The Haryana government has made elaborate security arrangements to deal with the Jat agitation which is being relaunched Sunday. The government has deployed at least 48 companies of the paramilitary forces, and has imposed restrictions under section 144 – that prohibits a gathering of more than five people – at various areas such as Hisar, Rohtak, Jind and Ambala.

The government has also requested for more companies of the paramilitary forces.

Latest updates on the Jat reservation protest

1.10 pm: The Rohtak SP has said protests till now are peaceful and peace-building measures have been devised to avoid what happened the last time.

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12.30 pm: Internet services blocked in some areas to check rumour mongering & false propaganda: ADG

12.10 pm: “Law & order situation in Haryana is perfectly under control. Till now, there has been no violence reported from anywhere,” Mohammed Akil, ADGP (law & order) said. He added that all roads and railway tracks in the state are functional and that traffic is moving at normal pace.

11.50 am: Protesters have started assembling across the state

10.55 am:District-wise paramilitary forces deployment in Haryana: Rohtak- 4 RAF, 2 CISF, 1 BSF; Jind- 1 RAF, 3 SSB, 1 BSF

District-wise paramilitary forces deployment in Haryana: Sonipat- 4 RAF (1 on Munak canal),8 CRPF, 3 ITBP, 3 BSF


10.00 am: Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) has said that concerned Gram panchayats and khap panchayats have assured the government that they will cooperate with in maintaining law and order.

9.25 am: Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Ram Niwas says the government is persuading people to hold their protest in a peaceful manner at all spots specified by administration.

9.20 am:  Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Ram Niwas says section 144 has been imposed in all districts, specially in 1-km range on both sides of national highway and railway tracks.

9.00 am: Strict and immediate action will be taken against anyone who tries to disrupt peace, DSP sub-division Bahadurgarh Dheeraj Kumar told journalists this morning.
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Earlier on Saturday, a government official had said that the police have banned the assembly of five or more persons near government offices, residences of MLAs and MPs, civil hospitals and premises of public sector enterprises.

Security has been tightened along the western Yamuna canal and Munak canal barrage from where water is supplied to Delhi.

Meanwhile, Sonepat District Magistrate K Makarand Pandurang has ordered blocking of all Internet services and Bulk SMS sent via mobile with immediate effect, to ward off any tension. The ban will remain in force till further orders.

The District Magistrate said that these services might be used to spread misinformation and rumours and that these services, including social media, can also be used in illegal activities such as blocking roads, highways and railway tracks, damaging government property and disrupting essential services and supply of food.

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