Haryana Jats renew stir, law and order under control, say police

Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) The law and order situation in Haryana where some members of the Jat community have renewed the agitation for reservation was “under control” as no incident of violence was reported till Sunday afternoon, the police said.

“The law and order situation is under control and no violence has been reported from any place in the state,” said Additional Director General of Police Mohammed Akil.

He said in some of the state’s districts the agitators have submitted memorandums while in some districts they are staging dharnas or sit-downs. But those sites are away from the roads and railway tracks.

The high ranking officer said the state police has formed a riot control room in Chandigarh to monitor the law and order situation in the state.

“The primary role of the control room is to gather information and intelligence from all over the state, and then on the basis of analysis of these reports and intelligence, we will decide future course of action,” he added.

Akil said a telephone number 2740390 has also been provided, anyone can call this control room number and give any suggestion or any information regarding rioting.

A section of Jat leaders renewed the agitation after the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently put on hold the Haryana government notification giving reservation to the Jat and other communities.

The call for the renewed agitation was given by the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS).

AIJASS leader Yashpal Malik assured that the protests would remain peaceful.

Haryana saw the worst violence in its five decades of existence in February during the Jat agitation for reservation.

As many as 30 persons were killed, 320 others were injured and property worth crores was destroyed during the agitation. The state remained paralysed for nearly 10 days.

–IANS

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