Jat quota agitation: DSP injured in stone pelting in Fatehabad of Haryana

The Jat protesters turned violent in Dhan Gopal village of Fatehabad district in Haryana on Sunday morning when the police stopped them from crossing the barricades. The protesters tried to break the barricades and even pelted stones at the police injuring several cops including DSP, Gurdyal Singh.

The Jat protesters turned violent in Dhan Gopal village of Fatehabad district in Haryana on Sunday morning when the police stopped them from crossing the barricades.

The protesters tried to break the barricades and even pelted stones at the police injuring several cops including DSP, Gurdyal Singh deployed on the spot.

Nearly 1000 protesters including women violated the prohibitory orders which were clamped after the All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) decided to choke Delhi with tractors besides 'gheraoing' the Parliament on Monday.

Fatehabad police resorted to cane charge and tear gassed the protesters to diffuse the situation. Some protesters were also injured in the police action. However, their exact number is not known.

Haryana police has barricaded all the roads connecting New Delhi following the protest threat. A number of precautionary measures including ban on the sale of liquor , blocking internet services, banning ferrying of passengers in tractor trolleys and rationing of diesel have been taken to stop the protesters from proceeding to Delhi.

The Deputy Commissioners have asked the police to book the people committing arsons by names in case they were found guilty of violating the prohibitory orders.

The Petrol Pump owners have been asked not to sell more than 10 litres of diesel to a tractor owner. The state Police Chief, K P Singh has assured the state residents that the roads of the state are safe as the police, military and para-military forces are regularly patrolling highways, railway stations and other public places.

"All the state highways in the state will be open on Monday and there is no need to panic. Adequate security measures are in place to deal with any eventuality. As the CBSE examinations will start from Monday, the students appearing in these exams should appear without any fear. We appeal to the protesters not to move on tractors to New Delhi as ferrying passengers on these vehicles has been banned," K P Singh said.

Meanwhile, the All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti leader Yashpal Malik has accepted the invitation of the Haryana Government for the talks between the Haryana, Union government and Jat leaders on Sunday afternoon. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Union Minister for State, Ministry of Law and Justice PP Chaudhary and Union Steel Minister Birender Chaudhary will also be present at the meeting organised at Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi.

"We have accepted the invitation. A team of 20 to 30 Jat leaders will first meet at Nangloi and then will take part in the meeting. We are hoping that the government will accept our demands," AIJASS, President Yashpal Malik said.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has said that the government is serious about the demands raised by the protesters.

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