Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) With the renewed Jat protests seeking job quota not getting a good response from people, the Haryana government is trying to convice Jat leaders to withdraw their agitation.
Additional Director General of Police Muhammad Akil told the media on Thursday that efforts were on to convince the people not to participate in the ‘dharnas’ as it would cause inconvenience to the people.
The renewed agitation started on June 5. The agitation call was given by a section of Jat leaders.
“At present people are on dharans in 12 districts during day time but their number has reduced as compared to the first day. Similarly, the number of dharnas at night has reduced to seven and their strength has also reduced significantly. We hope these dharnas soon end,” Akil said.
He said no incident of blockade of roads and railway tracks was reported from anywhere.
At least nine of the 21 districts in Haryana were put on high alert on Sunday as a section of the Jat community renewed its drive for reservation.
The call has been given by the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS).
The Jat community has served a 15-day ultimatum to the Haryana government for implementation of reservation.
The districts on high alert include Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Jind, Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad, Panipat and Kaithal.
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 injured and property worth crores was destroyed during the agitation.
Haryana remained paralysed for nearly 10 days.