After days of reservation violence the situation seem to be headed for a turnaround with the government agreeing to provide reservation to Jats in addition to the 27% for the OBC’s.
Many incidents took place in the state of Haryana along with parts of Delhi-NCR. At least 10 people lost their lives and 100 got injured.
Protestors have blocked 2 crossings in Gurgaon, toward the old Gurgaon side.
5 Convoy’s of RAF & CRPF moved from Delhi to Gurgaon.
Yamuna Expressway blocked near Matura.
Wide spread violence in Haryana.
Sukhdev Dhaba and Haveli attacked by mob.
Water Supply in Delhi impacted.
Schools closed in Delhi and most likely in Gurgaon as well.
Over 1000 trains impacted. Flight charges are sky rocketing.
Here is the current situation:
Inputs from Organizations
Based on the inputs received, majority of the organizations are planning to keep the BAU approach in the morning & will take it up as the situation unfolds during the day.
Some organizations are trying to get employees in the office before 8 or 8.30 am.
Organizations are also making arrangements to keep the food supplies stocked up for any emergencies.
Medical services to the offices are being strengthened to ensure smooth operations incase of emergencies.
Critical operations in few organizations are being split between Noida / Gurgaon or other cities like Hyderabad, Pune & Bangalore.
In 2009, the Jat Arakshan Samiti was formed, that demanded quotas for Jats.
Since 2010 there have been instances when they blocked some rail links to Delhi and protests turned fatal.
In 2013, the government of Haryana gave 10% quota for Jats under the special backward class category.
But they wanted benefits in central government jobs and universities.
The UPA government, before the general elections in 2014 gave them the status of OBC (Other Backward Class) and gave in to their demands.
In 2015, the Supreme Court cut the central quota, saying Jats did not appear to need the benefits.
The Punjab and Haryana High Courts stayed the state quota as well.