Chandigarh, Sept 14 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the following negotiations by the Government, the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti has deferred its agitation.
The Chief Minister, who was addressing media persons at his residence here this evening, said that it was unfortunate that a person namely Sunil lost his life in the agitation in district Hisar. He said that he had sympathies with the bereaved family.
He said that the demands of the family of the deceased have been accepted which included financial assistance, employment to a member of the family and registration of case against the Superintendent of Police, Hisar. The Government would provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and the Government would also help the injured.
Mr Hooda said that some anti-social elements damaged public property and the administration was forced to impose curfew in Hisar and services of paramilitary forces were sought and Army was alerted. At some places the agitation was peaceful.
In reply to a question, he said that the district magistrate would decide about lifting the curfew. In reply to yet another question about ongoing agitation demanding reservation for Jats, Mr Hooda said that he had received a proposal in April last that reservation for Jats should be made in OBC category. He said that he had favourably forward the same to the Prime Minister and the Central Government.
The Chief Minister appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony in the State and added that the Government would fully protect their life and property.