Dalit killings: Agitators threaten to block milk supply to Del

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Jind (Haryana), Jan 25 (PTI) The residents of Mirchpurand adjoining villages protesting for a fresh probe into thekilling of two Dalits today threatened to block milk and watersupplies to Delhi from Thursday if their demands were not meteven as the agitation entered 11th day.

Jind and parts of Hisar remained cut off from other partsof the state as the members of the pre-dominant Jat communityheld protests at various places, blocking railway tracks andhighways.

Traffic on several state highways and national roadspassing through Jind and Hisar was disrupted with bus servicesremaining paralysed in view of the protests, which entered11th day today.

All inter-district roads leading out of Jind to variousplaces within the state and in neighbouring states, includingPunjab and Delhi, continued to remain blocked.

The railway authorities had earlier cancelled all trainson Hisar-Rewari section till further orders due to the sit-inprotest on the railway line near Ramayan village on Hisar-Bhiwani route.

So far the talks between the authorities and theSarvjatiya Sarvkhap Mahapanchayat, spearheading the agitation,have failed to yield any result.

The villagers are protesting the booking of 98 membersof their community in the case relating to the killing of70-year-old Tara Chand and his teenaged daughter Suman atMirchpur village in Hisar on April 21 last year.

A Delhi court on January 9 had directed the HaryanaGovernment to move all the 98 accused from Hisar jail to Tiharprison after their trial were transferred to a special courtin Delhi following a Supreme Court order after the aggrievedparty moved the apex court claiming that a fair trial was notpossible in Haryana.

The protesters are demanding the probe to be held by aSpecial Investigation Team (SIT) either at Rohtak or Hisar andthe accused be lodged in either of the two jails.

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