Jat quota row: Army conducts flag march; protestors block road, rail routes

New Delhi: Violence in Haryana continues as Jat protestors stepped up their agitation by setting post-master’s office at Khera railway station in Jind on fire.

As the agitation turned violent, the army conducted flag march in Bhiwani and used helicopters to drop troops in Rohtak.

Answering the community’s call to stir violence till their demands are met, demonstrators blocked all major rail and road routes in the state.

The agitators blocked Delhi-Haryana border and set a Haryana Roadways bus on fire. Demonstrators also road blocked roads in Gurgaon causing massive traffic jams.

Railways too got severely affected by the ongoing stir. Around 150 trains have been cancelled so far and routes passing through Panipat, Rohtak and Rewadi have been closed.

Responding to the call, students from Jat community protested outside the North Campus in Delhi University, causing traffic jam on the Mall Road.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is holding a meeting with the Defence Minsiter Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijju to discuss the Jat quota stir.

(Image courtesy: ANI)

News24 Bureau