NEW DELHI -- Members of the Jat community are staging a protest at the Jantar Mantar here demanding quota in education and government jobs under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category.
All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti president Yashpal Malik, who is leading the protest at the Jantar Mantar, said this would continue till their demands are met.
Delhi: Members of the Jat community protest at Jantar Mantar, pressing for their demand for reservation in jobs & educational institutions. pic.twitter.com/G4PZRmTUTz— ANI (@ANI_news) March 2, 2017
"Today we will apprise the government of our demands. We will march up to the Parliament and if necessary, will court arrest too," Malik told ANI.
"We will also announce the date of our march in Delhi in which 50 lakh Jats from 13 states will participate with their tractor-trollies. It will be a historic moment. Our protest will continue until our demands are fulfilled," he added.
Malik further lashed out at Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana for showing insensitivity towards their demands.
"It is for the government to find a solution before or after the Holi. But seeing the insensitivity of the Haryana Government, it looks like we have to prepare for a long fight," he added.
The All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti president also warned that their protest would have serious repercussions.
"Supply of everything to Delhi will be cut off during our Delhi march," he said.
The other demands of the Jats include releasing those arrested during last year's agitation in Haryana, withdrawal of cases and providing government jobs to the relatives of those killed or injured during the agitation.
The protestors are also expected to give a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee in this regard.
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