Haryana CM Khattar appeals for peace, expresses agreement with quota demands

NEW DELHI: Jat agitators on Saturday set on fire the office of Budha Khera station master.

The station master was not present at the scene, but it has been learnt that signal panel (which indicates railway traffic) has been destroyed in the fire. The train services have been badly hit in the state in the wake of the pro-reservation agitation.

Passenger trains going from Delhi to Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu have been affected. Meanwhile the army and para-military personell have also been called in eight districts of the state after one person was killed and 21 injured in police action as the Jat protest for quota turned violent.

The rampaging mobs set ablaze the state finance minister’s house besides several government and private properties. Protesters also took some police personnel captive besides going on a rampage at many places including Rohtak, Jhajjar and Hansi, targeting police and private vehicles, buildings housing offices.

16:22 PM
BJP to issue showcause notice to party MP Raj kumar Saini for his alleged comments opposing Jat protests

16:14 PM
Maruti Suzuki Plant in Manesar temporarily closed as a precautionary measure following protests

16:01 PM
Haryana CM ML Khattar met with cabinet ministers and senior officials

 Jat quota row Haryana (AFP)

15:28 PM
Dhansa Stand Chowk, Peeragarhi Chowk completely blocked by Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti workers: Delhi Traffic Police

15:09 PM
Road blocked by people from Jat community in Shamli.

I have earlier also said that we agree to the demands. I appeal to the people especially the youth to stop the protests, nothing will be gained by destroying property, says Manohar Lal Khattar

14:01 PM
Curfew imposed in Sonipat district of Haryana: SSP Abhishek Garg

14:00 PM
Appeal to protesters to return to their homes and maintain peace: Sanjeev Baliyan, Union Minister

13:05 PM
Haryana DGP YP Singhal admits security was not deployed properly in Rohtak

12:52 PM
I spoke to Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. He has assured that he will immediately send army to ensure safety of Munak canal: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:34 PM
Rohtak, Bhiwani, Jhajjar are the places where curfew has been imposed: YP Singhal, Haryana DGP

12:34 PM
Meeting underway between BJP leaders Sanjeev Baliyan, OP Dhankar,Chaudhary Birendra Singh,Ram Lal and Anil Jain in Delhi over the Jat agitation.

12:15 PM
There was stone pelting at Saini ji’s(BJP MP) house,but the police reached the spot instantly and dispersed the protesters. Whatever cases we have registered, strict action will be taken in those: YP Singhal speaks about the attack on the BJP MP’s house

12:15 PM
Whatever cases we have registered, strict action will be taken in those: YP Singhal, Haryana DGP

12:12 PM
In many places jams have opened up at the behest of the police. Ten companies of Paramilitary forces have reached, another 23 are on their way. Flag match is underway in affected areas. I am sure the situation will normalise soon. Would request elders of the community to discourage the youth from protesting & stop them from moving towards cities. Our priority is to bring the situation to a calm: YP Singhal Haryana DGP

11:44 AM
Traffic jam on Mall Road outside North Campus, Delhi University due to protest by students.

11:43 AM
Students from Jat community protest outside North Campus, Delhi University (Mall Road)

11:42 AM
Fresh violence in Rohtak, petrol pumps, community halls, shops set on fire.

11:42 AM
Protesters take refuge at girls hostel

11:08 AM
High level meeting at Rajnath Singh’s residence. Key BJP ministers from Haryana cabinet present in the meeting.

11:05 AM
Traffic jams on Singhu Border (Haryana-Delhi border) due to protests

10:58 AM
Government stops internet, SMS services in six districts of Haryana.

10:47 AM
Demonstrations and road blocks by protesters in Gurgaon.

10:35 AM
Haryana Roadways buses set on fire in Rohtak by protesters.

10:32 AM
Blockade by protesters at 30 places in Jind.

10:30 AM
Curfew has been imposed in many places, educational institutions closed.

09:58 AM
Around 150 trains have been cancelled on Saturday, some trains have been short-terminated. There have been fire incidents at Jhajjar station and at a halt near Sonipat, the tracks have been damaged at some places. Routes passing through Panipat, Rohtak, Rewadi have been closed. Around 500 trains were affected on Friday, 72 trains were cancelled. : Neeraj Sharma (CPRO Northern Railway)

09:33 AM
The government should find a solution through talks, this situation isn’t good for the state. I appeal to everyone that it should be a peaceful protest, there shouldn’t be any loss of life and property: Ex-CM Bhupinder Hooda

09:06 AM
Army flag march in Bhiwani after agitation turned violent, curfew has been imposed.

08:15 AM
Agitators issue set fire at Khera Railway Station

08:08 AM
Army reaches Rohtak Police lines via helicopters.

08:05 AM
Agitation over Jat quota in Bahadurgarh (Haryana), para-military forces have been deployed.