Live Updates: Haryana Jat Protests 19 People lost their life! Chief Minister Called To Capital :- Protest by the Jat Community in Haryana and surrounding regions for demanding Other Backward Class (OBC) status have costed the lives of 19 people and other 200 injured. According to the sources, 80 people have been admitted to various hospitals and nine people have been killed since the protest begin.
For controlling the situation, curfew has been imposed in Rohtak, Bhiwani, Jind, Hisar, Hansi, Gohana and Sonipat which are major centres of agitation.Protesters have made the Capital too. cry for the water as they have blocked the Munak canal, which supplies most of the water to Delhi.
The Jat community demanding that they should be given reservation in education and jobs. The protest was called off on Sunday, but Jat protesters still continues blocking of roads in several parts of statute as well as NCR demanding a written proposal from the government.
The latest development in the whole incident is that CM of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar and two other minister from his Cabinet- Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar and Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu have been called to capital today to meet Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu who heads a committee that is overlooking the demand for reservation in jobs.
However, the protesters have costed much to the industry nearly Rs. 34,000 Crore. The CM Khattar have visited the Rohtak which is the epicentre of the whole violence- before heading to Delhi.
Two people have killed in fresh violence in Rohtak and Sonepat yesterday, taking total no. of deaths in protest to 18 according to the reports.
However, a meeting chaired by the CM Khattar last evening, the State Cabinet has formally took the decision to introduce a bill on Jat reservation in the coming assembly session.
However, the SC rejected the inclusion of Jats in Centre,s OBC list on the ground that the National Commission of Backward Castes does not consider them socially and economically backward in Haryana. It was first announced by the previous Congress government that had announced Special Backward Caste for the community in 2013, but the Punjab and Haryana High Court closed the move last year.