Jats call off agitation after OBC assurance

| Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 14:35
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Dhankar has assured them they will get the OBC benefit | Photo: IANS

Chandigarh: The Jat community in Haryana on Sunday ended its agitation to get Other Backward Classes (OBC) status following a conditional assurance by the Haryana government.
"(Agriculture Minister) O.P. Dhankar has assured us that the Jat community will get the OBC benefit in Haryana if it is given to Jats in other states by the central government," Hawa Singh Sangwan, president of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, told reporters.
He said the Samiti members met the minister at Hansi town in Hisar district on Saturday and got the assurance following which they decided to call off their agitation.
Jats have been squatting on the railway track at Mayar village in Hisar district, 250 km from here, since Friday. They were pressing for reservation by blocking railway tracks here for the second day leading to disruption of train services on the route.
There are nine other states where Jats live in substantial numbers, Sangwan said.
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