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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 AM (IST)

Protesters to observe ‘Vijay Diwas’ today

Protesters to observe ‘Vijay Diwas’ today
Women protesters at the dharna site in Jassia village of Rohtak district on Monday. Photo: Manoj Dhaka

Sunit Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, March 20

Members of the Jat community staging a protest at Jassia village in the district since January 29, have welcomed the agreement between the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) and the government. The dharna committee has decided to celebrate ‘Vijay Diwas’ here tomorrow.

Agitators said that they were satisfied with the move to call off today’s ‘Delhi kooch’ plan and amicable settlement of the issue.

“We are satisfied with the settlement reached between the AIJASS leaders and the government and hope that the authorities concerned fulfil the promises made by them,” said Narender of Sanghi village. Sukhbir of Bhaiyanpur Ladhaut village hailed that decision to call off the ‘Delhi kooch’ plan, stating that it could have led to confrontation with the security forces.

Rampal, Ashok and Bijender of Sunaria village also welcomed the move and agreement, though they maintained that certain points still needed to be cleared. They hoped that samiti leader Yashpal Malik, who is slated to attend the dharna tomorrow, would clarify all aspects.

On the other hand, Dharampal of Makdauli village said the dharna would continue till the youths arrested during last year’s agitation were released from jails.

Meanwhile, as per intelligence inputs, around 10,000 people are likely to gather at Jassia to attend the dharna tomorrow. The dharna is likely to continue though it will be more of a token protest after tomorrow.

Sources maintained that several khap representatives and other community leaders were not happy as nothing concrete had been promised to members of the community.

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