Quota for Jats: Situation tense, mobile internet services suspended in 11 districts

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The government of Haryana has suspended mobile internet services in 13 districts for three days, capturing law and order problem keeping in mind two public rallies by a Jat body and ruling BJP’s Kurukshetra MP on November 26. The MP Raj Kumar Saini, who was opposing quota for Jats, had declared a “Samanta Maha Sammelan” in Jind while All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti national president Yashpal Malik had also announced a rally in Rohtak’s district on the same day.

As per the official order on yesterday, the internet services on mobile networks are going to be remain suspended for three years until the midnight of November 26 in the districts of Jind, Hansi, Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad, Karnal, Panipat, Kaithal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Bhiwani and Charkhi Dadri. The order was issued by additional chief secretary (home department) S S Prasad that came into action on Friday. “The order is issued to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order in the jurisdiction of the state of districts as mentioned…,” the order said. The order added that there was a possibility of tension, danger to human life and property, disturbance of public peace and tranquility in Haryana by protestors and anti-social elements amid the two public rallies on Sunday.

A group of Jats who were opposing Saini’s rally at Jind confronted with the police and blocked the Jind-Chandigarh National Highway in Jind on Friday. The police had to take the help of lathi-charge to separate the protestors and the highway was cleared for normal movement of vehicular traffic after some time. The Jat leader Sandeep Bharti was demanding cancellation of Saini’s rally. He alleged that Saini was famous for his anti-Jat outbursts and also accused him of widening communal hatred by making inciting and defamatory statements against the community. The officials, on the other hand, said the situation remained tense in Rohtak and Jind.

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