Jat leader threatens to block Delhi borders on March 20 if demand for reservation not fulfilled soon

Members of the Jat Community have staged a protest in Delhi demanding reservation in jobs and educational institutions

The Jat quota agitation refuses to die down as a leader has now threatened to block Delhi borders if their demand for reservation in jobs and education is not fulfilled soon. The members of the community who were protesting in the national capital have affirmed that the government should consider their demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions.

“We will block Delhi and its borders on March 20 if our demands are not met. Jat Nyay Dharna is being held at Jantar Mantar to seek justice for the community members in Haryana and highlight our quota demand. Movement will continue till our demands are met, Government has to find solutions,” Yashpal Malik, All India Jat Reservation Agitation Committee said.

Earlier, it was reported that the leaders will also present a memorandum to the President Pranab Mukherjee over the reservation issue. Besides seeking quota in education and government jobs under Other Backward Classes (OBC) category, the demands of the Jats include the release of those jailed during last year’s agitation, the withdrawal of cases that were slapped during the protest and the government jobs for the kin of those killed and injured while taking part in the stir.

On February 26, a ‘Black Day’ was observed by Jats in Haryana. Last year, the community carried out a massive protest in various parts of Haryana which later took a violent turn. Some places including Rohtak and Sonipat were badly hit. It was during the agitation that around 30 people were killed and property worth crores were damaged.