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Jat protesters gather at Jantar Mantar, may Gherao Parliament

The police department, however, stated that the protestors will not be stopped on the border and they will be allowed to reach Jantar Mantar. The senior official also said, "We will not stop any Jat protestor from taking part in the rally as they have assured us a peaceful

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 2 March 2017 8:58 AM GMT

Jat protesters gather at Jantar Mantar, may Gherao Parliament
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New Delhi: The Jantar Mantar has been braced with tighter security, on Thursday, as more than 50 lakh members of the Jat community have decided to take out rally here in the national capital to protest pressing the reservation in jobs and educational institutions.

At least 10,000 members have already gathered at the Jantar Mantar.

The protest at the national capital is viewed as part of their strategy to exert pressure on the Centre.

According to a senior police officer, "Around 4,000 police personnel have been deployed around the city to maintain the peaceful environment."

The police department, however, stated that the protestors will not be stopped on the border and they will be allowed to reach Jantar Mantar. The senior official also said, "We will not stop any Jat protestor from taking part in the rally as they have assured us a peaceful, non-violenet procession."

Yashpal Malik, the president of the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), said, “Jats from Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh will stage a protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital and will also decide if they would do a 'Gherao' at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The traffic in the the Capital’s central districts are likely to register snarls as the protesters will arrive during the morning rush hour.

A Delhi traffic police officer said, "Traffic diversions will be done as and when the need arises. There will be no restrictions on the entry of protesters at border entry points to the city, but a ban on tractors will be strictly enforced."

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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