Demurring for the last 28 days, the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), on Sunday is observing ‘Black Day’ to protest against the government.

Demanding reservation in education and government jobs under Other Backward Classes (OBC) category, agitated Jats have decided to stir the agitation wearing black turbans, caps and armbands.

AIJASS president, Yashpal Malik on Saturday said, “From March 1, the protesters will not cooperate with the government. No one is going to pay power and water bills to the government.”

The police is on high alert and people have been advised to avoid the national highway-71A, between Rohtak and Panipat, the two epicenter of the agitation.

Besides asking for the reservation, the Jats are now demanding to release those arrested during last year’s protests and withdrawal all cases against them.

At least 30 people were killed and destruction of public and private property happened when the Jat stir turned violent last year.

First Published | 26 February 2017 1:34 PM
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