Jat violence: Punjab and Haryana HC issues contempt notices to state govt

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued to contempt notices to Haryana Government on riots during the Jat agitation.

In 2013, a petition was filed by an NGO named Federation of India which stated that had the action been taken during the 2010 Jat agitation, the current situation in the state could have been avoided.

The petition had stated that on January 11, 2013, the court had ordered the Haryana government to take action against those involved in violence during 2010 Jat agitation.

The petition alleged that the government did not take action as per the court’s direction and not even a single person was convicted in this regard.

Recently, Haryana witnessed violent agitation over Jat reservation quota stir. The Indian industry has said the stir caused thousands of crores of losses in north Indian states and a business association demanded the government compensate traders impacted by the violent disruptions. At least 30 people had lost their lives in the agitation. (ANI)