Debating India

Reservation for Jats demanded

Tuesday 10 January 2006

Staff Reporter

Bharat Ratna for Chaudhary Charan Singh and Sir Chhotu Ram sought

NEW DELHI: The All-India Jat Mahasabha on Monday demanded reservation for the community.

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DRESSED UP FOR THE OCCASION: Farmers at the All-India Jat Mahasabha in New Delhi on Monday.

Addressing a largely attended All-India Jat Mahasammelan in the Capital, prominent Jat leaders from various States demanded quota for the Jat community in Central Government jobs as well as in States like Haryana and Punjab.

The meeting was attended by a large number of Jats from neighbouring States including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Madhya Pradesh. Addressing them, community leaders said Jats should be included in the Other Backward Castes list in Punjab and Haryana and also in Dhaulpur and Bharatpur districts of Rajasthan. Jats are already in the OBC list in Rajasthan, barring the two districts that had Jat rulers in the pre-Independence era, the leaders pointed out.

Working president

They also sought Bharat Ratna for Jat leaders Chaudhary Charan Singh and Sir Chhotu Ram besides renaming of Mathura Road from Khooni Darwaza to Ballabahgarh in Faridabad after Maharaja Nahar Singh.

The meeting nominated Chaudhary Virender Singh as working president of the All-India Jat Mahasabha.

See online : The Hindu

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