Haryana was held hostage by Jat protestors, for almost 10 days, who were demanding a reservation in Education and Jobs as OBC. It has been reported that almost 3400 crore rupees have been lost till now in the protests. The protests threw normal life out of gear with road and rail traffic on key routes, including the Delhi-Ambala and Delhi-Hissar-Fazilka National Highways hit.
The situation on Tuesday remained tense in some parts of Jat-dominated areas like Rohtak and Sonipat while curfew was lifted in Jind district. The blockades put up by protesters on various state highways were cleared and traffic started flowing freely on NH1.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today visited violence-hit Rohtak to review the situation. He said inquiry will be ordered into the allegations of police inaction. Haryana government had yesterday said that it would fully compensate people whose private property was damaged during the Jat agitation. It also announced a relief of Rs 10 lakh to the family of each deceased.
Yesterday, sporadic incidents of arson were reported in Sonepat, Kaithal and Hissar. BJP gave in to demands of the protestors after it announced setting up of a committee to examine the quota demand of the community. It also specified that a bill approving reservations will be presented in the next session of Haryana’s assembly.