Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jats threaten to disrupt Delhi Commonwealth Games over jobs reservation demand

Scores of Jats have gathered under the banner of the Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshana Samiti (ABJASS) - All India Jats Protection Forum gathered in the national capital on Monday to voice their demand for reservation in government jobs.

Later, elder functionaries of the forum issued a warning to the government that if their demands were not met, they would disrupt the Commonwealth Games to be staged in New Delhi during October.

Earlier, on June 14, the Jats had stopped water supply to New Delhi from the Ganga Canal as a mark of protest against the government not heeding to their demand for reservation.

Further, they had given a deadline of July 10 for the government to reckon their demand.

The chief of ABJASS has warned that the government would be responsible for the eventual disruption of the Commonwealth Games since the demand of the Jats has not been met.

"For the past nine long years, we have attended various meetings with the state and central (federal) governments. If the government does not consider our demand in a democratic way, our members would demonstrate by through disruptive ways and we would hold the government responsible for it," said Yashpal Malik, national president of the ABJASS.

The Jat community consists of people belonging to the three faiths - Hindu, Muslim and Sikh.

"The agitation will prove that the Muslim Jats are no less curious than any other member of the Jats community. For any kind of sacrifice, we were ready in the past and even today we are ready. We just want your support," noted Haji Mohammed Yameen Chaudhary, national vice-president, ABJASS.

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