Jats to hold rally on November 25 at Delhi

Haryana's Jat leaders Tuesday said that they will gather in the capital Nov 25 to give the central government the ultimatum on their demand for other backward class (OBC) status and job quota for the community. Members of the Jat community are seeking reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, as given to OBC sections. 'Both the central and state governments are delaying the issue of our demands and they are not at all serious about them. They are only buying time by making false promises. We have decided to converge in New Delhi on Nov 25 to give final ultimatum to the central government,' said Yash Pal Malik, president of the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti, while addressing reporters here Tuesday. 'Thereafter, we would intensify our campaign and there is a possibility that we would also show a small trailer to the government on Nov 25,' he added.
Earlier, Jat community members had threatened to seal the Delhi borders Oct 3, before the start of the Commonwealth Games. They later changed their decision. 'We had got a request from the Congress government not to interrupt the Games. They had promised us that immediately after the Games, they would take up our issue, but it did not happen,' said Malik. 'Some members of a political party had also attacked and threatened me. But we are not going to step back and would continue fighting till all our demands are met,' he said. Earlier Sep 13 and 14, Hisar district of Haryana saw a widespread violence by Jat community members on this issue. A mob went on the rampage, targeting government and private property. One youth was killed in police firing, and several people were injured in clashes. Following the violence, Hisar superintendent of police Subhash Yadav was booked and transferred from his post.


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