Hisar: The talks between Jats and government officials over the demand of reservation in government jobs have failed to yield any results. Meanwhile, the Jat Sangharsh Samiti has extended the deadline for another 24 hours.

On Monday thousands of Jats squatted on the Hisar-Bhiwani railway track which led to the cancellation of about ten trains while some were diverted to other routes. Buses have also been diverted to other routes.

Anticipating a volatile scenario, the government has deployed CRPF and GRP battalions at Mayyar, Satrod Railway Stations and Hisar.

Besides the OBC quota in jobs, Jats are demanding withdrawal of criminal cases registered against them during violence at Mayyar and rail blockade.  They have also demanded a place for raising a memorial in the name of Sunil Sheoran, who fell to a bullet in police firing in September 2010 and immediate arrest of then Hisar SP Subhash Yadav for murder, who allegedly ordered the firing.

After the inconclusive meeting between Jat Sangharsh Samiti and government representatives on Monday, the committee gave a 24-hour deadline to the authorities to accept their demands.

The state president of Jat Sangharsh Samiti, Dharampal Singh said, “The Deputy Commissioner was asked to present five of our demands before the Chief Minister but no conclusion came out even after five-six hours of negotiations. Therefore, the committee has extended the deadline for another 24 hours.”

On the other hand, The Deputy Commissioner Dr Amit Kumar Aggarwal urged the protestors to withdraw their agitation without any pre-conditions. He also warned the protestors against stern action if they are found violating law and order.

JPN/Bureau