Jats postpone stir in national capital after government promises reservation
The stations are Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhavan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, R.K. Ashram Marg, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market and Shivaji Stadium. But entry will be allowed at these four stations.
Confirming that the protest in Delhi has been called off, Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) president Yashpal Malik said, "We have assured the Haryana government that tomorrow's (March 21) Delhi "Kooch" programme has been suspended and now Jats would not come to Delhi".
Summary: The security arrangements at the borders and New Delhi area will remain there till next orders.
Further, the Delhi Police has also chose to close 12 Metro stations in central Delhi from 8 pm on March 19, so as to curb further violence.
The Jat protest which was scheduled for tomorrow across Delhi- NCR has been called off temporarily after the meeting of Jat leaders with Haryana government in the national capital.
Jat leaders chose to call off their agitation after a marathon four-hour meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and two Union Ministers Birender Singh and PP Chaudhary who both are Jats. The jams happened due to heavy security deployment in national capital ahead of massive protest. Khattar said the Centre and the Haryana government will begin the process of giving them reservations. Flanked by two central ministers PP Chaudhary and Chaudhary Birendra Singh, the final decision came nearly after four hours when both parties made an official announcement.
Jat Leader Yashpal Malik arrives at Haryana Bhawan for a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar regaring the Jat quota agitation in New Delhi.
India's caste system of social stratification is accompanied by a policy that sets down quotas in government jobs and higher education institutions for the lowest castes, members of which have benefited under the system for centuries.
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