New Delhi: In case you are planning to visit Jantar Mantar or area around it today, then hold on to your thoughts because you will see number of agitated jats from Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand gathered there. They plan to stage a protest to fulfil their demands for quota reservation in government jobs under the OBC (other backward class) category and opening of educational institutes for the community. Besides this, they also want release of those jailed during last year’s protest in which as many as 30 people were killed and properties were also damaged. Withdrawal of cases against the culprits and government jobs for the family of injured during the protest are also part of their agenda.
Protesters will decide the future course of action during the demonstration and also submit a memorandum on the issue to president Pranab Mukherjee. “The agitation will enter it’s next phase with a non-cooperation campaign from March 1 during which people will be asked not to pay government dues and charges of water and electricity, besides stopping supply of milk and vegetables”, Yashpal Malik, the leader of the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti earlier said.
One just wishes that their agitation cools down before holi, but the news is that they are planning to ‘gherao‘ the parliament after the festival of colours.