Train services to Hisar hit by Jat protests

HISAR/ FATEHABAD: As a part of their indefinite protest for reservation in government jobs, Jats blocked train services from Hisar and Fatehabad toDelhi for the sixth day on Saturday.

The community leaders threatened that if their demand for reservations were not met by Monday, they will block rail and road connectivity in the NCR region.

The agitating community leaders on Saturday laid seize on four rail routes by removing the fish plates in Hisar and Fatehabad.

With cancellation of 60 trains, 80,000 passengers were stuck at different stations and railways have lost about one crore rupees so far. “We have to divert the route of Delhi bound trains from Punjab as the agitators have blocked 7 lines in Haryana,” said Radhey Shyam Meena, station superintendent, Hisar.

Meanwhile, the situation became tensed in Ramayan village when an agitators, who is on hunger strike, complained of heart problem. Kitab Singh, 65, was rushed to district primary health centre (PHC). After treatment, Singh was declared out of danger.

The Jats also held protest at Narwana, affecting rail traffic on the Delhi-Ferozepur section, he said. “Buses on various routes, however, were running undisrupted,” a spokesman of Haryana Roadways said.

“The agitation will continue till our demand is met,” a spokesman of the All India Jat Reservation Action Committee said. A number of protesters, including women, have been staging sit-ins on the rail tracks since March 5, demanding 27% reservation in central jobs under the OBC category.


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