Jats put off agitation in Haryana till 3 April, give govt time to pass Reservation Bill

Chandigarh: The quota agitation by Jats in Haryana was today put off till 3 April with the community
leaders agreeing to give the state government time to get a Reservation Bill passed during the ongoing Assembly session that ends on 31 March.

File image of a protest carried out by Jat groups. PTI

File image of a protest carried out by Jat groups. PTI

Announcement in this regard was made by All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti President Yashpal Malik here after the Jat leaders held talks with Haryana Chief Secretary and DGP here.

"We have given time to Haryana government to bring and pass the Jat Reservation Bill by 31 March (when the ongoing Budget session ends)," Malik told reporters here today.

"If the government does not pass the Reservation Bill by 31 March, then we shall chalk out our next course of action in our meeting on 3 April to be held in Delhi," he said.

Replying to questions, he said, "There will be no agitation till 3 April." He appealed to other leaders of Jat community also not to hold any agitation or protest in the state till 3 April.

Haryana government had already assured the Jat leaders that it will bring the Bill to provide for reservation to Jats and four other communities in the state during the current session of the Assembly.

Malik expressed satisfaction over the discussion held with the officials of Haryana government to chalk out a "workable solution".

"We are fully satisfied with the talks at today's meeting and would appeal to the people not to resort to any protest," Malik said.


Updated Date: Mar 18, 2016 17:52 PM

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