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Jat protest postponed for 15 days after talks with Haryana CM

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Jat protest postponed for 15 days after talks with Haryana CM

New Delhi: Jat agitators, demanding reservation, have reportedly decided to postpone their agitation for 15 days. The decision from the Jat body came after the intervention of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Reports say that the Haryana government has agreed to 10 demands of the Jat leaders but not much is known right now.

"Centre and Haryana will soon begin the process of giving Jats reservation," said state's Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

The All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), which is leading the agitation demanding reservations in education and government jobs, had given a call for a march to the national capital to gherao Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border blocking all highways to press for its demands.

To deal with the situation, Delhi Police had decided to impose prohibitory orders to prevent Jat community members from going ahead with their march to Parliament on Monday.

Before meeting Khattar here, AIJASS Chaiperson Yashpal Malik said that their protest will be peaceful and they will decide their next course of action after the talks.

"The protests will be peaceful. For 50 days our protests were peaceful. We have made seven demands and we are here to meet the CM and others with a positive frame of mind.

"We believe that talks will provide solution to the issues... but we will decide our future course of action based on the outcome of the meeting," Malik told reporters here.

"If we reach agreement on all issues, I will inform you," he said on whether they will suspend the agitation.

Malik was accompanied by a group of 60-70 representatives of various khaps (sub-sects) of the Jat community.

Besides Khattar, Union Cabinet Minister Birender Singh was among those present in the meeting.

Last year, Jat stir took violent turn and almost paralysed Haryana for 10 days. The Jat stir had even spread to Rajasthan and UP.


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