No problem can be solved through violence: Rajnath on Jat unrest

New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): Appealing to the Jat protestors in Haryana to maintain calm and order, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that no problem can be solved through violence.

“Have found out about the death an individual in the firing that occurred and offer my condolences to the family of the victim. I humbly request to all my brothers and sisters in Haryana to calm and order in the state,” Rajnath told ANI.

Asserting that a solution needs to be found through dialogue in a democracy, he added that nothing can be solved through violence.

Meanwhile, shoot at sight orders have been issued in Rohtak and Bhiwani in Haryana after curfew was imposed in both cities on Friday, following violent protests by the Jat community demanding reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Earlier, the government rushed Army troops to nine locations in the state, including Rohtak, Jind, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Hissar, Kaithal, Sonepat, Panipat and Karnal.

The Army, which will help the district administration to contain the situation, has already left their bases in Jaipur and Hissar.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier in the day appealed to agitators to maintain law and order and a peaceful atmosphere in the state while chairing an all party meet to discuss the ongoing Jats reservation strike in Jhajjar and Rohtak.

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. (ANI)

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