Jat agitation: Haryana Govt imposes Section 144 in sensitive districts, internet services suspended
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 19-Mar-2017

Chandigarh, March 19: Taking into consideration the threat of another upheaval by the Jat community over reservation, the Haryana Government imposes prohibitory orders under section 144 and internet services suspended in many sensitive districts of state. The districts include Ambala, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Charkhi, Dadri and Hisar.The security has been beefed up in Haryana in view of announcement of some Jat leaders to move to Delhi on tractor trolleys to gherao the Parliament on March 20. Columns of Paramilitary forces including CRPF and Rapid Action Force have been deployed along with state police to maintain law and order.

The government has banned assembly of four or more person on highways and near railway tracks. The plying of tractor trolleys carrying more than five persons on highways has been banned. The limit of filling not more than 10 litres of fuel has also been imposed and directions have been given to the petrol pump owners to keep the record of persons and tractors.

Delhi Police has also decided to impose prohibitory orders in the national capital ahead of the proposed march. Entry of people to Lutyens' Delhi will be restricted from 11 tonight. Metro rail services will not be available at all stations outside Delhi-NCR from 11:30 tonight till further orders. Jaats have been sitting on dharna in various parts of Haryana since January the 29th.

Earlier, the CBSE issued an advisory for Class X and XII students appearing in board exam in Delhi on Monday. It advised students to take necessary measures to reach the examination centres well before the scheduled time.

At least 30 people were killed and more than 300 people injured when a similar agitation by the Jats had sparked largescale violence in Haryana in February last year. Property worth crores of rupees was also damaged in arson during the agitation that left the state paralysed for nearly two weeks.