Jat quota stir: Section 144 imposed in Gurgaon for two days

Gurgaon: As violence spread to more areas in Haryana today due to pro-reservation protest by the Jat community, the administration clamped prohibitory orders in Gurgaon for two days.

 

Hundreds of Jat community members blocked Garhi Harsaru railway line, NH-8, Atul Kataria chowk, Iffco Chowk, and other city roads disturbing traffic throughout the day. "We have imposed section-144 for two days. Schools will open from Monday which was earlier directed to be closed," Gurgaon District Magistrate T L Satyaprakash said.

The DM said they have been communicating with Jat leaders and headmen of Sukhrauli, Kadipur, Baktawarpur, Kasan ki Dahni and other villages to identify anti-social elements trying to provoke people to disturb harmony. Gurgaon police spokesperson Hawa Singh said over 500 police personnel, with 12 ACP rank officials, have been deployed to keep a tab on Delhi- Gurgaon border area, and the city's major intersections such as NH-8, toll plaza.

 

"They protested at places like Iffco Chowk, Garhi Harsaru railway line, Dalatabad, Sarai railway line, Bhagat Singh Chowk, Islampur chowk, Patli Railway station and other junctions," Hawa Singh said.

PTI