Jat quota stir reaches Delhi as thousands protest at Jantar Mantar

The Jat agitation for quota in jobs and education reached Delhi on Thursday.

PTI March 02, 2017 13:33:57 IST
Jat quota stir reaches Delhi as thousands protest at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: The Jat agitation for quota in jobs and education reached Delhi on Thursday with thousands of community members from the northern states descending at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to extend support to the movement in Haryana.

Jat quota stir reaches Delhi as thousands protest at Jantar Mantar

Representational image. PTI

Roads leading to the protest hub were packed with Jat agitators from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Punjab, giving a tough time to motorists and commuters.

Police and traffic personnel were deployed at major roundabouts and roads for managing the protesters reaching the venue.

"Jat Nyay Dharna is being held at Jantar Mantar to seek justice for the community members in Haryana and highlight our quota demand," said Yashpal Malik, president of Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, spearheading the movement.

The community members will submit a memorandum on the quota issue to the President and the Prime Minister and take out a march to Parliament, he said.

Besides seeking quota in education and government jobs under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category, Jats are demanding the release of those jailed during last year's stir, withdrawal of cases slapped during the protest and government jobs for the kin of those killed and injured while taking part in the agitation.

As many as 30 people were killed and property worth crores was damaged at many places in Haryana during last year's violent Jat stir.

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