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Jat Agitation: Home Ministry asks states to stop agitators from reaching capital

 2017-03-19 06:49:24.0

Jat Agitation: Home Ministry asks states to stop agitators from reaching capital

Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Jat Protest in Delhi Centre ordered Delhi Police to to stop agitators before they reach the borders of the capital. Jat groups have threatened to intensify their agitation demanding reservation in government jobs and colleges at Jantar Mantar from tomorrow. Metro trains will not travel beyond the city's borders from 11.30 pm today, while 12 stations in Central Delhi will be shut from 8 pm till further orders.

The affected stations will be Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, Janpath, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, R K Ashram Marg, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market and Shivaji stadium.

In an advisory, the Union Home Ministry told Delhi Police and governments of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to invoke CrPC 144 to stop Jat protesters, who threatened to stage protests in Delhi demanding reservations in jobs and education, from reaching the national capital.

Top Home Ministry officials also reviewed the security situation in the national capital and neighbouring states in the wake of threat by the Jats.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took stock of the law and order situation in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday with senior police officials of the four states.

He instructed the officials to ensure peace and prevent attempts to disrupt normal life during the protests.

Samiti president Yashpal Malik had said the Jats riding their tractors and small vehicles, and carrying at least 10-day rations will march towards Delhi on the highways from the neighbouring states.

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