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Haryana govt directs DC's to maintain law and order in vies of Jat agitation

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Mr Ram Niwas, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, has directed the deputy commissioners to maintain law and order in the state and constitute coordination committees after speaking with the agitating Jat leaders to ensure that traffic is not restricted in any part of the state, roads in villages and cities remain open, and patients and candidates appearing in various examinations do not face any inconvenience.

Interacting with divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and commissioners of police of the state, through video-conferencing, here today, he told them to maintain law and order in view of the proposed dharnas by Jat leaders.

He also directed the officers to ensure that the people participating in dharnas did not carry any weapons and no DJ was played so that the commuters did not face any inconvenience. He asked them to deal with any untoward incident through discussion.

Mr Ram Niwas said that a meeting of the five-member committee was held recently with Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, and another meeting would soon be held to discuss various important issues. The government is considering all issues in a positive frame of mind.

Following a request made to the court for speedy disposal of the matter of reservation which was lying pending, day-to-day hearing of the matter had been started and it was expected that the matter would be resolved soon.

Details regarding those injured during the agitation have been received from almost all district officers, for providing compensation. Information would soon be received from the remaining districts and appropriate decision would be taken, he added.

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