Jats to Protest at Jantar Mantar: On Thursday there would be around 10000 members who belong to the Jat community. They are holding a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi for a reason. The community wants the Center to grant employment and education reservations for their community. Moreover, a memorandum will be submitted to the President on a certain date that will be decided during the protest.
10000 Jats to Protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi
The police are gearing up to deploy various police forces to frisk protesters. It is likely to create traffic jams in cities like Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Delhi. One senior police official said that travelers will only be allowed in buses to keep road traffic in control. They will not allow any large vehicles like tractors or slow vehicles like bullock carts to cross. The official also added that there was around 4000 police personnel sent onto the streets to handle the protests. In Haryana, too paramilitary forces were asked to remain alerted.
The Jat community holding a protest also made another threat. They threatened that farmers would not supply milk to Delhi if the government does not meet their demands. Several of the milk vendors here receive products from the state of Haryana. Moreover, they also want to stay away from payment of bills as a form of protest. The bills include the electricity, water, and loan installments owed to the government.
The AIJASS who is leading the protests has spoken with the BJP government in the state of Haryana. Yashpal Malik from the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti president said: “no further communication will be undertaken with the Haryana finance minister, BJP chief Subhash Barala, agriculture minister Omprakash Dhankar and Mahipal Dhanda.” In Hisar, Yashpal Malik also said:
“Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is giving statements that he is ready for talks. But we have not received any invitation from the government or him. From today, we have decided to start a non-cooperation movement,” Malik said in Hisar while adding that Jats would “stop buying goods from shopkeepers who will not cooperate with us.”
On Wednesday the CM Khattar said that the Jat community is increasing their demands. The CM also said, “any attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Haryana will not be tolerated at any cost.”