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Harya Jats call off agitation after reservation assurance

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Chandigarh, Feb 14: The Jat community in Harya on Sunday ended its agitation to get Other Backward Classes (OBC) status following a conditiol assurance by the Harya government. “(Agriculture Minister) O.P. Dhankar has assured us that the Jat community will get the OBC benefit in Harya if it is given to Jats in other states by the central government,” Hawa Singh Sangwan, president of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, told reporters. He said the Samiti members met the minister at Hansi town in Hisar district on Saturday and got the assurance following which they decided to call off their agitation. Jats have been squatting on the railway track at Mayar village in Hisar district, 250 km from here, since Friday. There are nine other states where Jats live in substantial numbers, Sangwan said. (IANS)

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