NEW DELHI ;-Trucks carrying protesters trundled up and down roads along the Delhi-Haryana border in Mundka while other roads were blocked with concrete slabs taken from under-construction Metro site . The organisation announced holding a series of protests in Delhi’s border areas in support of the quota agitation by Jats in Rohtak. Jats held protests in Narela and Mahipalpur areas in Delhi raising similar demand
The ongoing Jat agitation in Haryana seeking reservation in education and government jobs spilt over into the national capital today, with scores of community members staging a protest in northwest Delhi’s Ghevra Mod on Rohtak Road.
The bus dropped me off because the border was blocked. I had to walk 4 kilometers to reach Mundka metro station,” said Manju, a 40-year-old woman who works in a factory in Tigri.
We are holding peaceful protest in Delhi in support of reservation for Jats and those agitating in Haryana over the issues. Similar protests will be held in border areas of Delhi including at Loni Border (February 12) and Bawana (February 14),” said Yashpal Malik, president of ABJASS
They said dalits get jobs… they become doctors, magistrates and lawyers. But our children, despite securing high marks, never get jobs. This is only the beginning of our agitation…Tomorrow, we are calling for a bandh in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh,” said Wazirlal, a driver who participated in the protest
We are supporting the demands of Jats to be included in OBC category and provided reservation benefits. So far we have adopted peaceful methods expecting that the government will listen to us. The agitation will continue and we will extend support to the community members raising the reservation demand,