Jat unrest: Rajnath calls for peace, confident of ‘solution’

Vrindavan: Amid the escalating agitation by members of the Jat community, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday expressed confidence that a solution would soon emerge as he is scheduled to hold talks with the protestors.

“I have talks scheduled with leaders from the Jat community and I’m sure that a solution will emerge soon. I appeal to everyone to maintain law and order so that no untoward incident takes place,” he told the media here.

The Home Minister is set to meet the leaders from the community yet again today as the Jat and Khap leaders from Haryana will meet him at his residence at 3 p.m.

After the meeting yesterday, the delegation had said that they were waiting for the formation of a committee which would review the reservation demands of their community.

“We had four demands: compensation for those who have died, return of complain, the reservation should be implemented and we demand action against the officers who have ordered firing,” a Jat leader told the media after the meeting.

“They have told us that they would be forming a committee by tomorrow which would review the reservation demand,” he added.

When asked about their course of action, the Jat leaders said they await the formation of the committee as assured by the government.

The Jats leaders appealed to the people of Haryana to maintain peace in the region, saying violence would not lead to any solution.

Meanwhile, former Haryana chief minister B.S. Hooda is on a hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi as an appeal to the protesting Jat community to maintain law and order and call off the agitation.

“I have spoken to Haryana Chief Minister and have conveyed to him that I want to go the Rohtak. He told that that he was get back to me after he speaks to the respective authorities. I want to go among my people and appeal to them to maintain peace,” Hodda said. (ANI)