Haryana Govt. to file application over Jat reservation issue today

Haryana: The Haryana Government will file an application in the Punjab and Haryana High Court today over the Jat reservation issue.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans have been deployed near the Munak canal, in wake of the Jat Agitation that is supposed to take place on June 5.

Jat community leaders from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi staged a protest yesterday outside Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence, demanding reservation for the community, after the High Court brought an interim stay on the reservation given to Jats and five other castes in the state.

Hearing a petition challenging reservations for Jats and other castes on the grounds that it is in violation to a Supreme Court order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court earlier on Thursday brought an interim stay on the Jat reservation quota and fixed July 21 for the next hearing, when the government will file its reply.

The Haryana Cabinet had on March 28 approved the amendments in the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill, which enlists Jats, Bishnois, Tyagis, and Rors in the recently sculpted Backward Classes (C) category, making them eligible for 10 per cent reservation in classes 3 and 4 posts, and six percent reservation in classes 1 and 2 jobs.

Meanwhile, Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshan Samiti are geared up to launch a state wide ‘Jat Nyay rally’ in Haryana from June 5.

A violent Jat agitation had crippled the state in February, which resulted in the death of many people and widespread damage to property. It was brought under control only after the army staged a flag march. (ANI)