Initiating action against police officers following the recent violent Jat agitation, the Haryana government on Thursday ordered the suspenion an inspector general of police (IGP) and two deputy superintendents of police (DSPs).
Haryana saw relative calm for the first time in nine days on Tuesday as Jats seeking job quotas withdrew from the streets or were chased away. Highway and rail traffic was restored even as security forces were on alert to foil clashes between Jats and non-Jats.
The irony of Khattar's politics is that he is now falling between politics of non-Jats (that the BJP represented during elections) and appeasement of Jats (that the BJP has now come to represent)
Traditional landowners, the Jats are a powerful Hindu caste now demanding classification as a “backward” caste–a contention rejected last year by the Supreme Court
My suspicion of the Congress hand in the violent Jat quota stir in Haryana — which I expressed strongly on Twitter on Saturday evening, without any serious opposition or denials from the Congress, save a weak reply by MP from Rohtak, Deepender Hooda — received unexpected confirmation late on Sunday
As protesters continued to block some roads, the Centre directed security forces to use force to clear blockades.
Five persons were booked for blocking the national highway, pelting stones at police personnel and damaging government property to demand quota for Jats, police said in Faridabad on Monday.
Curfew was on Monday lifted from Hissar and Hansi towns of the district in Jat stir-hit Haryana even as road and rail traffic from here to various destinations remained suspended.
Buckling under pressure from agitating Jats, the BJP on Sunday announced that a bill for giving OBC status to Jats will be brought in the coming Haryana Assembly session.
#JatReservation: 3 killed; shoot at sight orders as Haryana violence explodes, finance minister's house set on fire
Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued in curfew-bound city areas of violence-hit Rohtak and Bhiwani in Haryana.
Violence and arson in the Jat quota stir in Haryana spread to more areas today with four people being killed in firing by security personnel in Rohtak and Jhajjar districts taking the death toll to five even as the Army staged flag marches in affected pockets.
The protest by Jat leaders over reservation in Haryana took an ugly turn when one person was killed after police opened fire on the protesters.
After their community leaders in Haryana threatened to revive agitation, Jats in UP have said they will take their protest to every part of the country.
Nothing prepares you for the disappointment of meeting Hardik Patel, the 22-year-old leader of the Patidar reservation movement.
It would be worthwhile to revisit the inclusion of Jats among OBCs and the ramifications of the decision to understand why the Patels have taken recourse to political heft and violence.
The results of civil services (main) examination, 2014 were declared on Sunday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The government has moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its 17 March verdict setting aside a 2014 notification to include Jats in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in nine states to accord quota benefits to them.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the notification issued by the erstwhile UPA government to include Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for according benefits of reservation to them.
Vadra could be the one word answer for what went wrong with the Hooda government — property dealers and builders becoming the kingpins of Haryana.
2014 could prove different for Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Mood has changed perceptibly on the ground and voters are not averse to trying out fresher options.