Jat Agitation: Punjab And Haryana HC Issue Contempt Notices To State Govt

01/03/2016 4:46 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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PANIPAT, INDIA - FEBRUARY 23: A damaged Amusement park on National Highway 1, at Murthal town after Jat protests for reservation in government services turned violent on February 23, 2016 in Panipat, India. Jats are agitating for quotas in jobs and want to be counted as a part of Other Backward Classes, a section that has 27% quotas in government jobs. (Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

CHANDIGARH -- The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued two contempt notices to Haryana Government on riots during the Jat agitation.

In 2013, a petition was filed by an NGO named Federation of India which stated that had the action been taken during the 2010 Jat agitation, the current situation in the state could have been avoided.

The petition had stated that on 11 January, 2013, the court had ordered the Haryana government to take action against those involved in violence during 2010 Jat agitation.

The petition alleged that the government did not take action as per the court's direction and not even a single person was convicted in this regard.

Recently, Haryana witnessed violent agitation over Jat reservation quota stir. The Indian industry has said the stir caused thousands of crores of losses in north Indian states and a business association demanded the government compensate traders impacted by the violent disruptions. At least 30 people had lost their lives in the agitation.

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