Jat Community To Launch 'Justice Rally', Haryana Govt Keeps 55 Companies Of Paramilitary Forces Ready

05/06/2016 9:07 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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GHAZIABAD, INDIA - FEBRUARY 21: Jat community protests on the roads demanding reservations in government services, on February 21, 2016 in Ghaziabad, India. Jat protests demanding reservation under OBC category have taken on a caste colour with violence erupting across Haryana. Reports from Rohtak indicate that Jat protestors looted and vandalised properties owned by people from other castes. Jat leaders rejected the offer made by the state government and said that the stir would continue till their demand is met. (Photo by Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Following the Punjab and Haryana High Court's interim stay on the Jat reservation quota, Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshan Samiti are gearing up to launch a state wide 'Jat Nyay rally' in Haryana from Sunday.

Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABJASS) members and their national president Yashpal Malik earlier on 29 May said that the association will hold peaceful protest, but if the police retaliates or tries to stop them using violence, then the protesters would take a call on their own.

With the Punjab and Haryana High Court granting interim stay on the reservation given to Jats and five other castes in the state, former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had earlier said though the matter is sub judice, the government must fulfil the promise it had made to the Jat and other communities.

Hearing a petition challenging reservations for Jats and other castes on the grounds that it is in violation to a Supreme Court order, the high court on Thursday fixed July 21 for the next hearing, when the government will file its reply.

The Haryana Cabinet had on March 28 approved the amendments in the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill, which enlists Jats, Bishnois, Tyagis, and Rors in the recently sculpted Backward Classes (C) category, making them eligible for 10 per cent reservation in classes 3 and 4 posts, and six percent reservation in classes 1 and 2 jobs.

A violent Jat agitation had crippled the state in February. It ended in the death of many people and injuries to others and widespread damage to property. It was brought under control only after the army staged a flag march.

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