Jat Agitation Spreads to Eastern Rajasthan

The protesters in the morning burnt a roadways bus near Dhormui oil depot and damaged another bus in Sewar area.

Published: 22nd February 2016 03:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2016 03:31 PM   |  A+A-


BHARATPUR: The Jat agitation in Haryana today had its echo in eastern Rajasthan where protesters damaged two buses and blocked railway tracks and highway, prompting the district administration to impose prohibitory orders.

The protesters in the morning burnt a roadways bus near Dhormui oil depot and damaged another bus in Sewar area.

"Deeg, Jaipur and Mathura highways and Jaipur and Mumbai railway tracks are closed," Additional SP Bharat Lal Meena said.

IG Alok Vashistha said prohibitory orders have been imposed in the district to maintain law and order and additional police force has been rushed to the affected areas.

"The protestors blocked the highway last night.Efforts are on to control the situation," another police official said.

Senior police and district administration officials are monitoring the situation.

Taking note of the violence, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has appealed to the Jat community members of Dholpur and Bharatpur districts to maintain peace and communal harmony.

Raje said in a statement that her government has already constituted OBC Commission and EBC Commission.

She said Jats in Dholpur and Bharatpur should maintain peace and law and order, so that the OBC commission can present its report on reservation to Jats.

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