NEW DELHI

Jats meet Advani over police recruitment

NEW DELHI OCT. 5. The Delhi Mayor, Jaishree Panwar, today led a delegation of Jat leaders from 365 villages to the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, to lodge a strong protest against the decision of the Delhi police not to give reservation to Jats during the recent recruitment drive despite their being categorised as belonging to the Backward Classes.

The delegation also submitted a memorandum to Mr. Advani and sought issuance of immediate direction to the Delhi police and other agencies to make provision for reservation to the Jat community during any future recruitment drive. Ms. Panwar said the BJP-led Central Government had done injustice to the Jat community by not adhering to the reservation norms and thereby depriving a large number of youth from employment opportunities. Ms.Panwar was also accompanied by a large number of Jat leaders of Delhi Gram Vikas Panchayat organisation.

There were also some anxious moments as Ms. Panwar, who was to meet Mr. Advani at 12-30 p.m. reached almost 40 minutes late as she was caught up in a traffic jam in the Outer Delhi area. Ms.Panwar told the Deputy Prime Minister that it was the Jats who owned majority of the agricultural land in Delhi which was taken over by the authorities for development of the Capital. Now this community had been left in the lurch and they had no land to take up farming. If the Jat community was not even provided with employment opportunities, it would make things very difficult for them.

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