Jat protesters postpone 'Delhi Kooch' following Haryana Govt.'s intervention

| Updated: Mar 19, 2017 23:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 19 (ANI): Jat protesters on Sunday postponed the 'Delhi Kooch' following discussing the matter with the Haryana Government. "Suspended Delhi Kooch after agreement with the Haryana Government on all issues," Jat leader Yashpal Malik told the media here. Malik asserted that they have assured the government that tomorrow's Delhi Kooch programme has been suspended and Jats would now not come to Delhi. Malik further said that they would take decision on coming protests in a state executive meeting to be held on March 26. With an intention of pacifying the protesters, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the Jat reservation process at the Centre will begin after appointment of chairman and members of National Commission for Backward Classes. The Chief Minister also appealed to the people to cooperate in order to maintain peace and harmony. Earlier in the day, hoping to build a consensus between the Jat community and the government, the All-India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) leader Yashpal Malik on Sunday said they had seven issues which could only be resolved through a dialogue, while confirming the Jat community would meet Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The development came hours after Khattar urged protestors to meet him and other ministers ahead of the agitation. Khattar said the government was serious about the issues of the Jat community and assured them of resolving the issue soon. (ANI)