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Posted at: Jul 28, 2015, 12:46 AM; last updated: Jul 27, 2015, 10:50 PM (IST)

Jat samiti halts traffic in Faridabad

Jat samiti halts traffic in Faridabad

Tribune News Service

Faridabad, July 27

The protest by the Akhil Bharatiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABJASS), demanding reservation for the Jat community under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category, halted traffic on the National Highway-2 (Mathura road) for about half an hour today.

The district unit of the samiti submitted a memorandum to the authorities later.

“The protest was a part of the nationwide programme of the ABJASS over the Centre’s failure to provide reservation to Jats,” said Avtar Sarang, president of the district unit.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Mahavir Prasad said officials, including the tehsildar, got the NH-2 cleared.

ABJASS president Yashpal Malik, meanwhile, said the samiti would be protesting outside the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s house on August 4.

“Today’s protest was a warning to the Centre. The samiti will intensify its agitation if the government fails to fulfill its promise,” he said, adding the government ought to come out with a Bill providing reservation to the community.

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