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Jat quota issue: Community members to gherao PM’s residence

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Merut:  In a bid to seek reintroduction of reservation for Jats, which was cancelled by Supreme Court in March, the community has decided to gherao the residences of Prime Mintiser Narendra Modi and other cabinet ministers in July.

Annoucning this here yesterday, Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti National President Yashpal Malik told PTI today that the court’s order has “jeopardised the future of thousands of youths”.

He further stated that the prime minister and BJP National President Amit Shah on March 27 had assured Jat leaders that the Centre will take appropiate steps in this regard and will try to find out a solution.

“But nothing has been done so for. Thus we doubt the intention of the government,” he added.

During the meeting, the samiti also demanded jobs and admissions under OBC reservartion catergory for jat youths, who had cleared exams, interviews and other formalities before the court’s decision.

The apex court, in its verdict on March 17 this year, had set aside the 2014 notification of the then UPA government to include Jats in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in nine states for quota benefits.

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