21/02/2016 2:48 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Virender Sehwag Urges Jat Protestors To Give Up Violence

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 28: Virender Sehwag of Gemini Arabians looks on during the opening match of the Oxigen Masters Champions League 2016 between Libra Legends and Gemini Arabians at the International Cricket Stadium on January 28, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has appealed to the jats to end their violent agitation for reservation, saying that people of the community are saviours and not destroyers.

"I appeal to all my brothers to give up violence and present their demands in a constitutional manner. We are saviours, not destroyers," Sehwag, who is himself a jat, tweeted.

"We have made the country proud whether in the army or in sports, our zeal should be used to do good for the country," he added.

Jats are demanding reservation and despite various leaders, including the Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar, appealing to them to maintain peace, there was no let up in the protests which have disrupted normal life in Rohtak, Jind, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Sonipat and Hisar.

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