JP Nagar: Upping their ante for OBC status, Jats have declared to hold hunger strike in all districts of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The community has also threatened to intensify its protest after the elections if their demands are not met.

Expressing disappointment, Ummed Singh, the president of Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Sangharsh, said that the community was yet to receive any affirmative reply from the Centre. Jat agitation has begun to gain momentum in many parts of the country including Hisar in Haryana.

With a view to express solidarity with the agitators of Hisar in Haryana, hunger strike in Kafurpur and Amroha in UP is already going on. Security apparatus in Kafurpur and Madipura has been tightened to avert any untoward incident in these places. 

Taking the agitation forward, five persons of the community Kachedu Singh, Vijay Singh, Kirpal Singh, Rohtash Kumar and Dallu Singh sat on hunger strike.

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has appealed to the Jats to exercise restraint and wait for the report of a government panel that was constituted in this matter.

(JPN/ Agencies)