Jat quota stir: Protesters lift blockade on Delhi-Hisar rail route

Hissar: Jat protesters on Tuesday lifted their blockade from the railway track at Mayyar in the district, clearing the Delhi-Hisar rail route.

The railway track was closed since 11 February after Jat protesters sat on a dharna. Traffic is expected to be restored after railway authorities inspect the track.

Jat agitation in Haryana. PTI

Jat agitation in Haryana. PTI

Chander Shekhar Khare, deputy commissioner of Hisar, said the protesters have left the spot.

Spokesman of All India Jat Aarakshan Sanghursh Samiti Ram Bhagat Malik told reporters that they had vacated the track in view of the action initiated by the Centre in connection with the Jat reservation issue.

The bus service to Delhi and other places, including Rohtak, Chandigarh and Bhiwani, is yet to be restored as there
are many blockades, including trees on the National Highway which are being cleared.

However, curfew continued in five villages of the district in view of the face-off between Jats and non-Jats in the area on Monday.

The curfew was imposed in five villages of Sisai, Pano Bolan, Kali Rava, Sainipura and Dhanipal falling in Hansi subdivision of the district.

The Army and police are patrolling the affected villages.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 23, 2016 13:22 PM

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