Haryana Police's appeal to Jat protesters: Maintain peace, end quota stir

Chandigarh: Haryana Police on Thursday appealed to Jat protesters to end their agitation, saying it will only cause inconvenience to the public and lead to confrontations.

Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Muhammad Akil said efforts were being made to convince Jat
community members not to participate in the sit-ins as "it will cause inconvenience to the public and lead to confrontations".

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

We appeal to the protesters to maintain peace and end their agitation, he said, talking to the reporters.

The Jat protesters are demanding reservation in government jobs and education institutions under the OBC category.

"At present, Jats are staging sit-ins during the daytime in 12 districts. However, their number has reduced since the start of the second leg of the quota agitation on 5 June.

"Similarly, the number of sit-ins during night has come down to seven and their strength has also reduced significantly," he said.

No incident of violence, road or rail blockade has been reported from anywhere in the state so far. The law and order situation is "proper", he said.

Asked when the internet services will be restored in the sensitive districts, he said police were assessing the
situation and a decision would be taken accordingly.

Full proof security arrangements have been made for the 21 June National Yoga Day event, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be chief guest, he said.

Updated Date: Jun 09, 2016 16:45 PM

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