Jat stir: Trains delayed, traffic disrupted in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Feb 20 (IANS) Authorities here in Haryana on Saturday imposed prohibitory orders banning unlawful assembly of people, as the Jat community disrupted traffic and stopped trains in many areas for the second consecutive day.

Demanding reservation under the OBC category, people belonging to the Jat community stopped trains in places like Chandu, Sarai Alawardi, Patli, Garhi Harsaru on the Delhi-Rewari route, delaying at least eight passenger and express trains.

People blocked the road linking Gurgaon to Najafgarh in southwest Delhi, while the road at Bajghera Chowk was also blocked for a few hours, causing a huge traffic jam.

Jats blocked traffic near the Daultabad flyover on the Gurgaon-Jhajjar road, Gurgaon-Sohna Road near Islampur (Subhash Chowk), and also near Basai and Dhanwapur, causing problems for commuters.

Police did not try to remove the barricades set up by the Jats and the agitators left the protest sites on their own.

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