Notwithstanding the Punjab and Haryana High Court order directing Jats not to disrupt movement of trains, activists of All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti today continued to squat on various rail tracks in Haryana.
The ongoing three-week-long stir by Jats has badly affected rail traffic in northern India, forcing the Northern Railways to cancel several trains, divert routes of some others.
Train services on 14 mainlines in Haryana, including Mumbai-Delhi-Rewari, Bhiwani-Delhi-Rohtak, Delhi-Ludhiana-Jind, Narwana-Kurukshetra, Rohtak-Panipat, Rewari-Loharu, Loharu-Jaipur, Hisar-Jaipur, Bhiwani-Hisar, Hisar-Bathinda, and Delhi-Jind-Ludhiana continue to remain disrupted due to the blockade of rail tracks by the Jat activists.
Jat protestors have been demanding inclusion of their community in the OBC list so as to avail the benefit of reservation in government jobs.
The Jat community had already threatened to cut off the national capital from the rest of the north India in the next phase of their stir if the demand was not fulfilled by March 28.
Meanwhile, as directed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the district administration has served the copy of the notice to the Jat leaders Daljit Panghal, Ram Bhagat Malik and Rajiv Sehrawat.
Punjab and Haryana High Court had yesterday directed the Haryana government to immediately get the rail tracks and other blockades cleared to restore normal movement of trains.