Chandigarh: Haryana was again on the edge yesterday after the 72-hour deadline set by Jats for resuming their agitation over quota ended last night.

Calm before the storm? Members of Jat community during a peaceful daylong protest in Rohtak on Monday. Pic/PTI
Calm before the storm? Members of Jat community during a peaceful daylong protest in Rohtak on Monday. Pic/PTI

Various Jat organisations on Monday had threatened to resume their quota agitation, which rocked the state last month and claimed 30 lives, if the Manohar Lal Khattar government failed to meet their demand.

Amidst simmering tension over threat of Jats resuming their agitation for quota, the Centre yesterday despatched 3,000 paramilitary personnel to Haryana to ensure peace and deployed another 300 personnel to guard Munak canal, which supplies water to Delhi.

Around 80 companies (about 800 personnel) of paramilitary forces were deployed in sensitive areas like Rohtak and Jhajjar districts, which were the worst affected during the first phase of the agitation last month.

“All arrangements have been made for Haryana and forces have been sent,” a senior Home Ministry official said yesterday.
Additional paramilitary forces were deployed in all sensitive places, some spots on highways and for Munak canal, the official added.