Amroha (Uttar Pradesh):  President of the All India Jat Arakshan Samiti (AIJAS) Yashpal Malik left for Delhi along with other Jat leaders on Saturday to hold talks with the Central government over their demand for quotas in government jobs even as the Jat community continued their agitation here.

"A delegation of 15-20 Jat leaders will meet Home Minister P. Chidambaram later in the day. Jats from Haryana will also be part of the delegation,” Malik said.

He added, “We have made it clear that we will continue with our demonstrations till the Central government takes adequate measures to comply with our demand. As of now, we will continue with our agitation in Amroha and will not target other places.”
The ongoing protest started since March 5.He has been leading protests along railway tracks in Amroha, some 300 km from Lucknow. They have been blockading key rail routes in western Uttar Pradesh.

Malik said, "However, if no steps are taken by the Union government for giving reservation to Jats under OBC (Other Backward Classes) category in Central services, we will intensify our agitation that would spread across the country and will not remain confined to Uttar Pradesh or Haryana.”


(Agencies)