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Jat reservation row in Haryana: Mobile internet blocked in Rohtak

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:43 IST

Mobile and internet services were suspended by the Rohtak administration on 19 February following violent protests on Thursday by Jats in Haryana.

Jat groups have been demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the Other Backward Classes category.

Mobile internet services have been disabled in the district of Jhajjar, Panipat, Sonipat, Hisar, Rohtak, Jind and Bhiwani, says an Indian Expres report.

At the end of an emergency Cabinet meeting on 18 February - which was presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar - state Agriculture minister OP Dhankar said: "An all-party meeting has been convened to discuss the demand of reservation by Jats."

He said that the Cabinet has appealed to the agitating Jats to call off their protests in the larger interest of the state.

Dhankar said, "The administration and police were fully alert to meet any eventuality and the government has kept all its options open to deal with the situation arising out of the ongoing protests."

First published: 19 February 2016, 2:05 IST
 
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