Jat reservation row: AIJASS to challenge stay on quota in SC

A violent agitation crippled the state in Feb, resulting in the death of many people and widespread damage to property.

Published: 01st June 2016 11:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2016 03:36 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), is all set to challenge the interim stay on the Jat reservation quota by Punjab and Haryana High Court in the Supreme Court today.

AIJASS president Hawa Singh Sangwan will file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the apex court at around 11 a.m.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened and the paramilitary forces have been deployed near the Munak canal, in wake of the Jat Agitation that is supposed to take place on June 5.

Jat community leaders from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi had on Sunday staged a protest outside Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence, demanding reservation for the community, after the interim stay on the reservation given to Jats and five other castes in the state.

Last week, the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the Haryana government order allowing reservation for Jats and five other communities under a newly-carved Backward Classes (C) category.

A violent Jat agitation had crippled the state in February, which resulted in the death of many people and widespread damage to property. It was brought under control only after the army staged a flag march.


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