Jat agitation: Haryana DGP assures adequate security for commuters

Chandigarh [India], Mar. 19 (ANI): In the wake of the Jat community set to launch an agitation tomorrow across Delhi-NCR demanding reservation in government jobs, schools and colleges,

Director General of Police (DGP) of Haryana K.P. Singh on Sunday assured students, who would appear for their board exams on Monday, to provide them with adequate security.

"The Haryana Police team assures to provide tight security to students who will appear for their Class XII examinations commencing from Monday - March 20," he said.

"People should not panic. The Haryana Police have taken security measures for the security of people. We request commuters not to use tractor-trolley on Delhi-Haryana roads tomorrow," he added.

Earlier in the day, hoping to build a consensus between the Jat community and the government, the All-India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) leader Yashpal Malik on Sunday said they had seven issues which could only be resolved through a dialogue, while confirming the Jat community would meet Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

The development came hours after Khattar urged protestors to meet him and other ministers ahead of the agitation.

Khattar said the government was serious about the issues of the Jat community and assured them of resolving the issue soon.

Meanwhile, a total of 124 paramilitary companies have been deployed for the agitation in Haryana tomorrow.

The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory to the people in view of the agitation. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will also suspend its train services to and from all stations outside Delhi from 11.30 p.m. on Sunday.

On Wednesday, the Jat protesters announced that they will begin their stir in Delhi on March 20.

They gave a call for the march to besiege Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border, blocking all highways, to press for their demands for reservation.

Apart from reservation, the Jats have also been demanding jobs to the next of kin of those killed in violence in the agitation last year, compensation to those injured, withdrawal of cases against them and action against officers who ordered action against the Jats. (ANI)