Jat agitation: Hisar administration announces school closure

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Hisar (Har), Mar 7: As the Jat agitation took a violent turn with protestors setting on fire the car of a district judge, authorities on Wednesday announced closure of all educational institutions for three days.

The car of Raminder Jain, District and Sessions Judge, Jind, was set on fire by protestors near Mirchpur when the Judge was proceeding towards Jind last night, police said. Though educational institutions will remain closed, all board examinations will continue as usual, Deputy Commissioner Amit Aggrwal said.

He said the decision to this effect was taken as a precautionary measure. Earlier in the day, one person was killed and several others were injured as members belonging to the Jat community clashed with police near Ramayan village here yesterday.

The incident took place when members of the community were protesting against police for detaining top Jat leaders and rounding up agitators squatting near the railway track at Ramayan village late last night.

Tension was prevailing in village Ramayan and its surrounding villages due to alleged police action. Reacting to the killing of a youth in a clash between the Jats and police here yesterday, Dalal said Sandeep of Mayar died due to the firing of protestors.

"We exercised restraint during the attack of the mob on our cops..the miscreants led the mob and our jawans were injured in large numbers. All railway tracks and roads will be cleared for smooth traffic soon," he said.

He said that the Khap leaders have understood the situation and dissociated themselves from the ongoing stir and now only politically motivated miscreants and anti-social elements are causing the trouble.


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