Haryana government sets up a state-level riot control room amid threats from Jat community

Chandigarh: Amid threats from the Jat community to launch a fresh agitation from 5 June, Haryana government has set up a state-level riot control room at the Civil Secretariat to report any untoward incident.

File image of Jat agitation. PTI

File image of Jat agitation. PTI

The control room shall function round-the-clock and will be manned by Inspector and Sub-Inspector-level officers, the government said in a statement.

The control room has been set up amid threats from the Jat community to launch a fresh agitation from 5 June for reservation and against registration of criminal cases against their leaders in Haryana.

Central forces have been deployed in many sensitive districts and prohibitory orders under Section 144 at few places have been issued.

Thirty people were killed in the large-scale violence during Jat quota agitation in Haryana in February this year.

Last week, Punjab and Haryana High Court had stayed the reservation for Jats and five other communities provided by the Haryana government under a newly-carved Backward Classes (C) category.


Published Date: May 31, 2016 01:47 pm | Updated Date: May 31, 2016 01:47 pm