Jat khap panchayats gear up to relaunch quota stir

In view of the deadline set by sarv khap jat mahapanchayat coming near, the khap panchayats have served a fresh ultimatum to the government to either award reservation to jat community or face agitation from December 16. A representative of the khap mahapanchayat has claimed that if any government, either the Center or the state, fail to announce reservation for jat community in jobs as well as seats in educational institutions, then they would block all supply to the national capital.
Sube Singh Samain, spokesperson of khap mahapanchayat said "Supply of all essential commodities like milk and vegetable would be stopped from all possible channels be it road or railways". He said that in this regard, a call has been given to the community and leaders of various khap panchayat under the umbrella of mahapanchayat, that has been mobilising support from villages.
New Source: Hindustan Times

Jat, 4 other castes may get OBC status in Haryana

In a development that may draw curtains on the Jat community’s agitation demanding quota in government jobs, decks have been cleared for according Other Backward Classes (OBC) status to five castes — Jats, Jat Sikhs, Rors, Tyagis and Bishnois — in Haryana.
 A survey report mandated by the Haryana State Backward Classes Commission (HSBCC) has recommended reservation in jobs and education for the five castes on the basis of their socio-economic and educational backwardness. The final call will be taken by the state government once the HSBCC submits its formal report, a senior Hooda government official said here. Sources said the report, which was prepared by Dr KS Sangwan, a former head of sociology department, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, was submitted to the commission recently.