The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today fixed April 13 as the next date of hearing the case pertaining to blockade of road and rail tracks by Jats agitating for reservation in jobs.

A division bench comprising Justices Umanath Singh and Virendra Kumar Dixit fixed the next date today after a status report was submitted by the Centre, State government and the Railways through their lawyers.

The matter had came up for the hearing on March 18 after Chief Justice Allabahad High Court FI Rebello took suo-motu cognisance of the matter directing the Lucknow bench to hear the matter as public interest litigation.

The court had directed the government to ensure that the affected railway tracks and national highways be cleared soon.