Chandigarh, February 12: Following marathon talks between the Jat community leaders and the Haryana government, Jat leaders have decided not to hold their rally in Jind on Thursday. On that day, BJP Chief Amit Shah will attend a bike rally in the town.
To ease the tension, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union minister Birender Singh, senior BJP leader Anil Jain, held a five-hour-long meeting with a jat delegation led by All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti president Yashpal Malik in New Delhi.
The decision came after the talks; instead, they will observe February 18 as “Balidan Divas” in a peaceful manner. AIJASS President also said that the state government will withdraw all FIRs that were registered in connection with the violence during Jat quota stir in February 2016. Around 30 people were killed and more than 300 people injured as result of the violent agitation.
“The cases within the Haryana government’s domain, all such cases will be taken back. Other issue pertaining to compensation to injured during the reservation agitation (in 2016) and jobs too have been resolved,” Malik said. “We want peace and brotherhood to prevail in the state and all of us contribute towards the state’s progress,” he added.