The Jats called off the huge protest they had planned in Delhi and the National Capital Region from tomorrow after their leaders had a discussion with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Delhi, though, has made massive preparations for security. While metro service outside the city limits will not be stopped, security at the border and the heart of Delhi, the New Delhi district, will continue as a precautionary measure.
- After the meeting, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the quota process will be initiated at the Centre after the chairman for backward class is elected. The government, he said, will reconsider the cases filed against Jat protesters and investigation will be held against the police officers accused of excesses.
- Jat leader Yashpal Maik said, “We hope that CM will fulfil our five demands and that we will get justice… we have confidence in the Haryana government”.
- Four police officers were injured in Haryana’s Fatehabad district as they tried to stop a group pf Jats from moving towards Delhi. The clash took place on the Sirsa-Hisar-Delhi highway when the protesters were stopped. A senior officer was among the police personnel injured.
- The Delhi Police has decided to shut down key routes, including entry points, in the city as a precautionary measure. Read more