Swaraj India to protest against Amit Shah's Jind rally

National Green Tribunal Principal Bench office in New Delhi

National Green Tribunal Principal Bench office in New Delhi

Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala said the party is in talks with Jat leaders and is hoping that the rally would take place as planned.

The state government and Jat organisations reached a consensus after a six-hour meeting at Haryana Bhavan on Sunday evening.

"We discussed the call given by the AIJASS and how to maintain law-and-order situation. We will go to him and ask as why their government is betraying our community", said media reports quoting Malik.

Meanwhile, Opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) said today it would seek answers from Mr Shah on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue. He alleged that the Centre was working against the state by not completing the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal despite Supreme Court orders. The Jats reportedly plan to block the one lakh bike rally with almost 50,000 tractor trolleys.

Malik said the Jats and the Haryana government had arrived at an agreement in a meeting held in Delhi past year.

"The NDA government at the Centre clearly showed that they don't care about the suffering of the farmers. Our legitimate demand of quota should be met, all cases registered against our community members should be withdrawn and suitable compensation to those who were injured in the quota stir should be given", the AIJASS said.

The first round of talks between the Haryana Government and Jat leaders on Sunday ended on an unsuccessful note as Jats remained adamant that all their demands should be fulfilled.

"State Government or the Haryana State Pollution Control Board should undertake a screening of the bikes proposed to be brought out on the roads during the rally as to the quantum of pollution being caused by each motorbike", the petition said.

Khattar has assured Jat leaders to withdraw all FIRs that were registered in connection with the violence during Jat quota stir in February 2016.

Mr Prasad had clarified that no case pertaining to heinous crimes like murder, would to be withdrawn.

This week, the state government chose to initiate the process for withdrawing cases against at least 850 protesters who were made accused in several dozens of FIRs. Around 30 people were killed and more than 300 people injured when the agitation resulted in large-scale violence.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Union Minister Birender Singh along with senior Government officers held hectic parleys till late Sunday night in New Delhi with a delegation led by Jat leader Yashpal Malik in a bid to pacify the Jat community ahead of BJP chief Amit Shah's visit to Jind on February 15.

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