Jat Protest in DELHI- called off.

Written by Tanya Sahil

The nation’s capital felt relieved as the jats called off their protest march that was to happen on the 20th of March on the Delhi soil. The Delhi police relaxed all the restrictions that were imposed for the safety of the people.

Special Commissioner of police, Dependra Pathak said that even though the restrictions were scaled down, the three-tier security with 110 companies of forces — including the paramilitary, Rapid Action Force and riot control force — will remain at the borders to avoid any untoward situation.

The DMRC has also revised all the restrictions that were imposed on the metro rail. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had initially announced that the metro services to and from all outside Delhi stations would be suspended starting 11:30 pm on Sunday until further orders. Around 12 stations within the sphere of central Delhi would be shut from 8 pm on Sunday, restricting entry and exit at these stations.

The All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) called off the protest march in Delhi but said that the dharnas will continue in Haryana till 26th march. The jats have been demanding quota or reservation mainly in government jobs and education. All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) chairman Yashpal Malik said, “As of now, we have placed our trust in the government. The future course of action will be decided at our Haryana state convention on March 26.”

Chief Minister Manohar lal khattar called for a meeting with AIJASS and an agreement was reached on six of their demands. Hence, the protest was called off.

Union Minister of State for Law and Social Justice PP Chaudhary said that the process for Jat reservation in central government jobs will start after the chairperson and other members of the National Commission for backwards classes have been appointed.

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