Delhi: Jats siege Jantar Mantar, demand quota in jobs and educational institutions

The members of the community threatened to block entry points to Delhi from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan if the government fails to fulfil their demands.

With hookahs and lath (sticks) in their hands, thousands of Jat community members gathered at Jantar Mantar to stage a massive protest demanding reservation in government jobs, educational institutions.

Raising slogans against the Central government as well as the Haryana government, the people of the community also demanded release of those arrested during last year's violent protests across Haryana.

"We want withdrawal of cases slapped against the Jat protesters and bail of those languishing in jails after last year's stir. We also want that jobs should be given to the relatives of those killed and wounded during 2016 protests in Haryana," Raj Singh, who had come from a Jind, said.

People from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh gathered at Jantar Mantar to take part in the demonstration.

The representatives of Jat community will also submit a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee later today.

They even announced at Jantar Mantar that after Holi the community plans to lay siege of Parliament. They have also threatened to block entry points to Delhi from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan if their demands are not fulfiled.

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