Jat quota stir: Sporadic incidents of arson as Haryana limps to normalcy

Jat quota stir: Sporadic incidents of arson as Haryana limps to normalcy

CHANDIGARH: Sporadic incidents of arson were on Monday reported as life in violence-torn Haryana limped back to normal with curfew being lifted gradually and Jat protesters starting to lift blockades after BJP announced setting up of a committee to examine the quota demand of the community.
Spokesman of All India Jat Aarakshan Sanghursh Samiti Ram Bhagat Malik said, here, that they would hold a meeting later in the day to decide on the future course of action, including lifting of blockades at various places.
Normal supply of water to Delhi from Haryana, which had been disrupted due to the Jat stir, is likely to be restored by this evening as security forces have taken control of the Munak Canal after evicting Jat protesters, officials said.
Curfew, which had been clamped in in towns in view of the volatile situation, was being lifted gradually.
Curfew was last evening lifted from Kaithal and Kalayat while this morning it was lifted from Hisar and Hansi and one-hour relaxation was given in worst-affected Rohtak town.
To take stock of the situation, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had called a Cabinet meeting here later in the day.
Sporadic incidents of violence were reported today that included setting on fire of a government vehicle in Meham in Rohtak district.
The protesters continued to block some roads including the arterial Delhi-Ambala Highway, demanding a written assurance that the community will be given reservation in the state.
The Jats also continued to block some roads including in Rohtak, Hisar and Bhiwani districts.
Road traffic on various national and state highways from Hissar to various destinations, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Sirsa, Siwani and Bhiwani remained suspended.
Railway traffic from Hissar to various destinations including Delhi, Ludhiana, Bhiwani and Sadulpur also remained suspended.
Traffic on Ambala-Pipli route had been restored and State Roadways was also plying buses on the route, but beyond that movement on the Pipli-Karnal-Sonipat-Delhi National Highway was yet to be restored, officials said.

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