Jats group AIJASS to lift dharnas after govt forms committee

Monday, Feb 22, 2016,17:34 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Hissar | All India Jat Aarakshan Sanghursh Samiti (AIJASS), a group that played a prominent role in the Jat agitation, today said that it will lift dharnas on highways after the government announced setting up of a committee to examine the quota demand.

We have decided to lift the protest dharnas on various National and State Highways in Haryana after a samiti meeting this afternoon, AIJASS Spokesman Ram Bhagat Malik said. However, the decision to end dharna at Mayyar village on Delhi-Hissar railway track will be taken by the Sampla Sanghursh Samiti, another Jat organisation, he said.

A meeting, presided over by the group’s chief Yashapal Malik, also demanded registration of a case against BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini as he is responsible for the incidents of arson and violence, Ram Bhagat said. His provocative statements against the community in the past one year and the failure of the BJP to take action against him led to the present situation, the spokesperson said.

The meeting also demanded that all the officials responsible for the deaths of innocent persons during the Jat agitation should be booked, he said. The Samiti also demanded that all cases registered against Jat protesters during the current and previous agitations be withdrawn immediately.