Jat reservation stir: Relief for public, all blockades lifted in Haryana

Feb 23: In a big relief to the general public, all blockades were lifted in Haryana on Tuesday, which witnessed violence in the last few days over Jat reservation stir.

The Delhi-Chandigarh Highway which was blocked by protesters, has been cleared.

Three persons were killed and nine injured as stone-pelting protestors clashed with Army and paramilitary personnel who were trying to clear a road blockade on Ambala-Delhi National Highway at Ladsoli village in this district on Monday, taking the toll in the Jat agitation to 19.

Manohar Lal Khattar led Haryana government has announced full compensation for damage caused to private properties as well as ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the 19 killed in the Jat agitation for reservation.

Meanwhile, Khattar will arrive in the national capital today to hold discussions with the BJP-appointed high-powered committee, headed by senior Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, to examine the demand of Jats for quota in central jobs.

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