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Section 144 imposed as Jat leaders begin 'jail bharo' movement in Haryana

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

On 1 May, the administration in Jind, Haryana issued prohibitory orders for two days in the wake of the Jat leaders threatening to start the 'jail bharo' movement. The protesters are demanding the release of those arrested during the quota stir.

According to District Magistrate Vinay Singh, Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed for two days to prevent any untoward incident during the 'jail bharo' movement.

He also said that adequate security arrangements have been made with senior district officials being appointed as duty magistrate.

Meanwhile, the Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABJASS), the organisation which spearhead the quota stir in February, has extended its support to the 'jail bharo' movement being organised by the Jat Yuva Ekta Manch.

In March, the Haryana Cabinet approved the Jat Reservation Bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in government jobs and educational institutions.

The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government had then said that it would bring the bill to give reservation to the Jats and four other castes - Jat Sikhs, Bishnois, Tyagis and Rors - in the Budget Session, which came to an end on 31 March.

The community has been demanding reservation in the existing backward classes (BC) category. The Backward Classes quota is bifurcated in two categories - BC-A and BC-B having 16 and 11 per cent reservation respectively.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 1 May 2016, 4:10 IST