Congress leader Vishvendra Singh demands withdrawal of cases on Jat quota stir, claims 'no progress on govt's assurances'
The Congress MLA reached the police superintendent's office along with his supporters and courted arrest with the demand to withdraw cases lodged against Jat community but were later released.
Jats call off 15 Feb Jind rally after meeting Khattar: Haryana govt set to withdraw violence cases registered in 2016
In a development that will give a relief to Haryana's ruling BJP, the Jat community has decided not to hold their rally in Jind on February 15, when BJP chief Amit Shah will attend a bike rally in the town, after marathon talks between the community leaders and the state government.
Some districts in Haryana, adjoining national capital Delhi, were put on alert on Saturday ahead of the protests planned on 20 March by the Jat community outside Parliament.
The Jat agitation for quota in jobs and education reached Delhi on Thursday.
Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls, the Jat community has escalated its agitation in a bid to strengthen its presence in UP politics.
The members of Jat community in Haryana continued their agitation in 18 districts of the state seeking reservation in government jobs and other demands.
The Khap leaders maintained that release of arrested Jat youths, withdrawal of cases registered during last year's agitation and grant of government jobs to the kin of youths killed during that stir are their immediate demands.
The inquiry commission constituted to probe the loss of life and property during the February Jat pro-quota agitation in Haryana has extended the time limit for filing complaints till the end of this month.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday pulled up the Haryana government for seeking more time to "collect more facts" in the Murthal gangrape case.
With the end of the second phase of Jat stir in Haryana, the state government today decided to withdraw the paramilitary forces from several districts except Sonipat where the forces would continue to be deployed as a precautionary measure.
With the pro-quota agitation by Jats entering its 14th day, as many as 20 persons ere on Saturday detained by police for holding a dharna without permission
The ADG said efforts were being made to convince Jat agitators that their sit-ins "will cause inconvenience to the public and lead to confrontations".
In the wake of Jat leaders in Haryana launching fresh stir over quota, prohibitory orders remained imposed in several parts of the national capital on Monday. No violence has been reported till noon.
Three months after their violent agitation left 30 dead, Jat leaders on Sunday renewed their quota stir in Haryana which was restricted to small meetings in 15 districts
Defying Punjab and Haryana High Court’s direction of stay on the reservation, Jats have threatened to relaunch their agitation for reservation in Haryana from 5 June.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday met Bhartaiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah in the face of a looming Jat agitation in the state.
The new act passed by the Haryana assembly provides reservation for the Jat and five other communities under the backward class (C) category.
The report of the Special Investigation Team of the Haryana government submitted in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the alleged gang rapes in Murthal presents no evidence to suggest any instances of sexual violence was perpetrated during the violent quota agitation.
With Jat community members set to hold sit-in demonstrations across the state on 5 June to press for reservation, security forces on Tuesday staged flag-march in many districts, including Rohtak, as Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said law and order would be maintained at any cost.
Punjab and Haryana HC on Thursday put on hold Haryana government's recent notification according 10 percent quota in jobs for Jat and five other communities.