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Jat quota protest: 4 cops injured, internet blocked in parts of Haryana

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Chandigarh: Four police officers were injured in Haryana’s Fatehabad district as they tried to stop a group Jats from moving towards Delhi on Sunday.

Jat leaders have said at least 50 lakh people from the community will participate in the current protests.

“All security measures have been taken, so that people, especially students who are appearing in the CBSE Board examinations on March 20, may travel through the state without any fear” Said Haryana DGP KP Singh.

Meanwhile, Haryana remained on alert in view of the Jat body’s plan to march to Delhi on Monday and gherao Parliament over their demands.

Metro trains will not travel beyond Delhi borders from 11.30 pm today. Besides, 12 stations in Central Delhi will be shut from 8 pm till further orders. Apart from it the internet has been blocked in parts of Haryana.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Jat leaders in an effort to avert the protest the community is planning in Delhi and the National Capital Region on Monday.

Besides seeking quota, the demands of the Jats include release of those jailed during last year’s agitation, withdrawal of cases slapped during the protest and government jobs for the kin of those killed and injured while taking part in the stir.

The Jats have been sitting on dharna in various parts of Haryana since January 29.

 

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