Haryana on high alert as Jat agitation begins again

Chandigarh, June 5 : At least nine districts in Haryana were on high alert on Sunday as a section of Jat community renewed their agitation for reservation.

The Jat community has served a 15-day ultimatum to the Haryana government for implementation of reservation.

Reports said the agitators, who have started their agitation in rural areas instead of towns this time, had begun their protest rally at Mayyar village in Hisar district, Dhanana village in Bhiwani district, Jasia village in Rohtak district, Jhanj Khurd village in Jind district, Matloda village in Panipat district and Pranpura Bawal village in Rewari district .

Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Ram Niwas said that 55 companies of para-military force have been stationed to deal with the agitation.

Haryana Police has cancelled the leave of all police personnel.

Haryana Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Mohammad Akil said that police was fully geared up to meet any eventuality.

The Haryana government has also set up a state-level riot control room to deal with the agitation.

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