Jat Stir – Situation remains tense: Gurgaon administration issues advisory

Gurgaon’s district administration has issued an advisory to the people of the district to not to wander here and there unnecessarily because even a bit of obstruction becomes a cause of traffic jam on NH -8. The administration requested the people to come out of home only when there is a need. The administration requested people to stay at home with their families for the weekend.

The Jat stir has shaken government of Haryana. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has agreed to accept the demands of the protesting Jats as there is no sign of the stir to end.

Khattar appealed to the agitators to return to their homes as the government has accepted their demands. But the agitators said that they will end their protests only when they get a “written assurance” from the government, as they “won’t be fooled” with hollow promises made earlier.

However, even after the assurance, the situation remained tense in several parts of Haryana as the flag marches by security personnel turned violent. As violence and arson continued to rise in the state, the government has asked for additional companies of Central Reserve Police Force and Army columns.

So far 15 companies of India Reserve Battalion and Haryana Armed police and three companies of Paramilitary forces have been deployed. Six persons have also been killed in firing by security forces.

Great inconvenience has also been caused to the public. The road and rail traffic through Haryana and neighboring states, including Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Chandigarh remained disrupted with authorities cancelling bus and train services on most routes in the wake of continuing blockade.

The Jat stir has severely hit the movement of more than 800 trains, and seven stations including in the state were set on fire by the agitators.

Jhajjar, Buddha Khera, Julana and Pillu Kheda were among the seven stations which were set afire.

Residents of Rohtak which is one the major areas affected by the stir have no food, water or electricity.

(With Inputs From PTI)

 

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