Haryana, February 19: Jat leaders are intensifying their agitation for reservation by observing "Balidan Divas" (day of sacrifice) today. While the Haryana police has deployed the maximum number of forces to prevent any untoward incident.
The agitation seeking reservation in education and government jobs for the Jat community among other demands entered its 22nd day today. In view of the fresh round of stir, there will be a deployment of 37 companies of the paramilitary forces.
Haryana's ADGP (Law and Order) Mohd Akil said he hopes that those sitting on dharnas would maintain peace the way they had been doing in the current round of stir.
The ADGP said that local field commanders would take a call in the regard of whether drone cameras would be used to monitor the agitation. He said no traffic advisory had been issued for the public.
Akil also stated that the Haryana Police, Central forces and other agencies are coordinating with each other to ensure peace and law and order is maintained.
President of All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS) Yashpal Malik, had said, "February 19 would be observed as 'Balidan Divas' at different places in the country in memory of those who lost their lives during last year's agitation."
Besides seeking quota in education and government jobs under the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category, the demands of the Jats include release of those jailed during last year's agitation, withdrawal of cases slapped during the protest and government jobs for the kin of those killed and injured while taking part in the stir.
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