As protests by Jats seeking reservation in government jobs entered the third day on Tuesday — hitting road as well as rail traffic in many districts like Rohtak, Jhajjar and Jind — Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar extended an invitation to its leaders for talks on Wednesday at Chandigarh. He urged the protesters to call off their agitation.
As per railway authorities, around 70 passenger trains and 40 goods trains passing Rohtak were affected on Tuesday. Also traffic was blocked at Sampla and most roads from Rohtak. Most schools in Rohtak remained shut because of the protests.
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National president of All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti Yashpal Malik visited Sampla and announced that on Wednesday, rail traffic would be blocked at Mayyar in Hisar from 11 am onwards.
Also, at a meeting in Narnaund, Jat leaders decided to block road and rail traffic in Hisar, Narwana, Jind and Fatehabad. Satrol Khap head Mukesh Lohan said if the government tried to use force on protesters, it would lead to “serious implications”.