Jat protestors block Delhi-Ambala rail route near Sonipat

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Sonipat, Feb. 19 (ANI): Agitating Jat protestors demanding reservation under the Other Backward Classes category on Friday blocked the Delhi-Ambala rail route near Sonipat.

The blockade of the route disrupted movement of trains between Amritsar and Pathankot in Punjab, Jammu in J and K, Una in Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

The pro-reservation protests by Jats in Haryana had turned violent on Thursday, with several people being injured and reports of clashes between protesters and police personnel in Rohtak.

The state government ordered the district administration to block use of mobile internet services in Jhajjar and Rohtak in the wake of the agitation.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the demands of Jat community.

Media reported that police and paramilitary forces had to resort to baton charges and firing of teargas shells to bring the situation under control.

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Prohibitory orders has also been imposed in Rohtak. (ANI)

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