Haryana quota stir turns violent, Army called in

Rohtak (Haryana): Army was yesterday called in for deployment in eight districts of Haryana after one person was killed and 21 were injured in police action as Jat stir for quota turned violent and the mobs set ablaze the house of state's Finance Minister besides several government and private properties.

The agitation, which has been going on for last few days, escalated and turned violent soon after an all-party meeting held by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar issued an appeal for calling it off but it was rejected by the protesters.

One protestor was killed in Rohtak when the BSF personnel opened fire in “self-defence” after someone from the rampaging mob fired at and injured a BSF jawan, Haryana DGP Yashpal Singhal told a press conference in Chandigarh. Since the situation was going out of control, army has been called in for deployment in eight worst affected districts, the state police chief said. Curfew has been imposed in Rohtak and Bhiwani.

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