Jat Balidan divas: Haryana on Alert, Site visitors Diverted

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Chandigarh: With protesting Jats observing "Balidan Divas" (day of sacrifice) on Sunday and threatening to accentuate their agitation for reservation, Haryana is on excessive alert with most deployment of forces to stop any untoward incident.

The agitation looking for reservation in schooling and authorities jobs for the Jat neighborhood amongst different calls for entered its 22nd day on Sunday.

The protesters have stated they’ll convey 1000’s of supporters to all 20 dharna websites within the 19 districts.

As a precautionary measure, the Haryana Roadways suspended its bus service for Sunday on some routes falling within the delicate districts together with Hisar, Rohtak, Kaithal and Sonipat, a state roadways official stated.

The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), the physique spearheading the recent stir, had introduced that they’d determine the longer term plan of action Sunday.

AIJASS president Yashpal Malik had stated, "February 19 can be noticed as 'Balidan Divas' at completely different locations within the state and a few elements of the nation in reminiscence of those that misplaced their lives throughout final 12 months's agitation in Haryana."

Anticipating enormous gathering later within the day on the sit-in web site in Jassia village of Rohtak district, the district administration has diverted Rohtak-bound visitors coming from outdoors to routes by way of Kharkhodda, Lakhan Majra and Gohana.

Besides autos collaborating in Jat stir sit-in, no different visitors would ply on Rohtak-Panipat freeway from Rohtak Gol Chowk until Gohana.

In Hisar district's Ramayan village, the protesters have been tenting near the railway tracks and the nationwide freeway.

Drone cameras can be used to watch the agitation.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday stated right here that up to now there was no report of any untoward incident.

He stated the protesting Jats had been invited for second spherical of talks on Monday.

Hisar Vary IG, O P Singh stated they have been in common contact with the organisers and have been keeping track of the state of affairs.

Haryana's ADGP, Mohd Akil stated there shall be "most deployment of forces from Haryana and of the forces from outdoors the state" on Sunday.

In view of the recent spherical of stir, he stated 37 firms of the paramilitary forces have been deployed.

The Jat leaders spearheading the stir had held a primary spherical of talks with a Haryana government-appointed committee of senior bureaucrats final week and the following spherical was scheduled to happen on Monday.

Akil stated the Haryana Police, Central forces and different companies have been coordinating with one another to make sure peace and legislation and order was maintained.

In the meantime, the Jats organised "Havan" at many dharna websites. Reviews reaching right here stated numerous folks had gathered at Jassia in Rohtak district.

Authorities stated they have been conserving a detailed eye on the state of affairs, which up to now was peaceable.

The federal government can be keeping track of the social media and strict motion shall be taken in opposition to anybody discovered concerned in spreading rumours or misinformation on the social media, officers stated.

With extra folks anticipated to come back out at some locations, visitors can be diverted wherever essential to keep away from any inconvenience to commuters, Akil stated.

He stated extra safety preparations have additionally been made at essential railway stations.

Apart from looking for quota in schooling and authorities jobs below the Different Backward Lessons (OBCs) class, the calls for of the Jats embody launch of these jailed throughout final 12 months's agitation, withdrawal of circumstances slapped through the protest and authorities jobs for the kin of these killed and injured whereas collaborating within the stir.

There’s additionally a requirement of motion in opposition to BJP MP from Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini for his alleged anti-Jat rants.

The principle opposition INLD has brazenly come out in assist of the agitating Jats and requested the state authorities to fulfill their calls for. Congress too has requested the Khattar authorities to fulfil the guarantees made to the Jats after final 12 months's stir.

Through the recent spherical of the agitation, the protesters have been staging dharnas for the final three weeks at numerous locations within the state amid elaborate safety preparations.

As many as 30 folks have been killed and property price crores of rupees was broken at many locations within the state throughout final 12 months's Jat stir which had turned violent.

Rohtak and a few of its neighbouring districts, together with Sonipat and Jhajjar, have been the worst hit by the violence.

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