Jat Agitation Held Off For 15 Days After CM’s Meet With Protesters

The Jat protest was postponed on Sunday after several rounds of meetings between the government and prominent Jat leaders.

Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said on Sunday that the Centre and Haryana will soon begin the process of giving Jats reservation.

ML Khattar, Chief Minister HaryanaJat reservation process at centre will begin after appointment of chairman and members of National Commission for Backward Classes... I appeal to the people to cooperate to maintain peace and harmony.

Yashpal Malik, Jat leader and Chairperson All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, confirmed the postponement and said:

We’ve assured the government that tomorrow’s (Monday) Delhi Kooch programme has been suspended and now Jats would not come to Delhi.

Police stands on watch on Delhi-Noida link road ahead of Jat protests. (Photo Courtesy: ANI Screenshot)

This development follows a clash earlier in the day between the protesters and the police which left four cops injured, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The officials were injured in Fatehabad district in Haryana when Delhi-bound Jat community protesters clashed with them.

The police force was trying to stop them from moving towards Delhi. The clash took place on the Sirsa-Hisar-Delhi highway when the protesters, who were on tractor-trolleys, were stopped.

Police used force, including tear gas, as the protesters pelted them with stones.

Authorities in Haryana have imposed a ban on movement of tractor-trolleys in districts bordering Delhi to foil a call given by Jat leaders to lay seige to Delhi and hold a protest outside Parliament.

Choking on Delhi-Noida link road as a result of barricading. (Photo Courtesy: ANI Screenshot)

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