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Posted at: Apr 7, 2016, 12:56 AM; last updated: Apr 7, 2016, 12:56 AM (IST)

Jats may resume stir after wheat harvest, hints Malik

Punch, counter-punch

  • "Those arrested were agitators and not terrorists. The police have wrongly put them behind bars. During my meeting with the Chief Secretary and DGP, I was assured that 2,087 cases registered against Jats will be taken back"Yashpal Malik, jat leader
  • "Only those involved in incidents of arson and loot have been arrested. A youth held along with six others was released since he was not found involved in any incident" OP Narwal, SP

Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Fatehabad, April 6

Jat leader Yashpal Malik today hinted at the community resuming its agitation in Haryana after the harvesting of wheat, adding that it would this time launch “Jail bharo” with their cattle.

He called upon members of the Jat community to keep ready for the struggle and said this time the ‘battle’ would be fought by four teams of Jats at four levels by assigning ‘specific’ roles to those below 40 years, those above 40, women and domestic animals.

Malik, who was addressing an indefinite dharna by Jats from Dhani Bhojraj, Sanchla, Bhuna, Gorakhpur and some other neighbouring villages against the arrest of six youths in connection with arson and road blockades during the recent Jat agitation, alleged that the state government had not kept its promises made at the time of agreement.

Demanding the release of those arrested for arson, AIJASS president Yashpal Malik made sarcastic comments Fatehabad SP OP Narwal’s caste, saying the community did not need sons like him.

Talking to mediapersons after meeting district officials, Malik said those arrested were agitators and not ‘terrorists’ and alleged that the police had wrongly put them behind bars.

Malik said during his meeting with the Chief Secretary and the DGP, he was assured that 2,087 cases registered against Jats would be taken back.

Six Jat activists, including district president of the AIJASS Balwan Singh, were arrested near Hansi on April 3 on their return from Delhi after attending a meeting of the samiti.

They were wanted in connection with the blocking of roads and torching of a sub tehsil and a cooperative bank building in Bhuna and Gorakhpur, respectively, during the Jat agitation.

The SP, however, said only those involved in various incidents had been arrested. He said a youth held along with the six was later released since he was not found involved in any incident.

Rally at Fatehabad on April 13

The All-India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti today announced to organise a state-level rally at Fatehabad on April 13. Leaders of the AIJASS announced this after a meeting with Deputy Commissioner NK Solanki and SP OP Narwal this evening over the release of six Jat activists arrested two day ago.

No revolution without struggle: Sangwan

Bhiwani: Admitting the claim made by former minister Capt Ajay Yadav that Jats got the reservation at gunpoint, All India Jat Arakshan Sangrash Samiti chief Hawa Singh Sangwan justified it by saying that no revolution was possible without struggle.  At a press conference here on Wednesday, Sangwan said: "People of several states like Telangana, Nagaland and Mizoram had to struggle a lot before coming into existence and if Jats did it to fight for their legitimate rights, they did no wrong in achieving it".   On another agitation call by Jat leader Yashpal Malik, Sangwan said the second agitation was not in favour of the state as the government was executing its promise of granting reservation to the community. — Sat Singh

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