#Jat quota stir: Rajnath Singh appeals to residents to maintain peace and order in Haryana

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the people of Haryana to maintain peace and order in the state.

Rajnath Singh. PTI

Rajnath Singh. PTI

The appeal came after the Haryana government called in the army to contain the volatile situation in the state due to the ongoing Jat agitation for quota in jobs and educational institutions.

According to an army spokesperson, requisition was sent for army deployment at nine locations: Rohtak, Jind, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Hissar, Kaithal, Sonipat, Panipat and Karnal.

"An army column has been moved to Rohtak and the rest too will be moving as soon as they are ready," an army spokesperson said.

In Haryana's Rohtak, a rampaging mob set private and government property and vehicles on fire, after which state authorities called for army deployment. Haryana Chief Secretary DS Dhesi spoke to army chief General Dalbir Singh while Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar spoke to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

IANS


Updated Date: Feb 19, 2016 23:20 PM

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