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The All-India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) has intensified efforts for the proposed gherao of Parliament, slated for March 20, gathering support from community members in western Uttar Pradesh. "The representatives of different districts, specially Firozabad, Agra, Hathras, Aligarh, Bharatpur and Dhaulpur have been asked to reach Parliament house in Delhi with at least 50 tractors," AIJASS national general secretary Chaudhary Veer Pal Singh said. "Owing to easy approach of Mathura to Delhi, the Samiti's incharge there has been asked to reach Delhi with at least 100 tractors," Singh said. He said the proposed gherao would be peaceful and depend on the instructions of AIJASS national president Yashpal Mullick, who is spear heading the campaign demanding reservation in jobs and education for Jats. Theagitation may be intensified in the form blockade of of rail tracks, roads, gas pipeline, or gherao of refinery, Singh said. He attributed the proposed agitation to the non-fulfilment of promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2015. "Prime Minister Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah in the meeting held on March 26, 2015 had assured the delegation of finding a legal solution including enacting a law for the reservation of Jats.
However, nothing has been done so far," he claimed. On the Samiti's major demands, Singh listed inclusion of Jats under OBC by enacting a law in Haryana, withdrawal of cases against Jat and others who participated in the earlier agitation, reinstating the idols of revered leaders of Jat community in Rohtak and booking officers responsible for the murder of Shaheeds of Jat youths during agitation.
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