Jat quota protests: 10 died in violence
At least 10 people have been killed and 150 injured as protests by the Jat community in Haryana demanding Other Backward Classes (OBC) status entered the seventh day on Sunday.
Despite various political leaders including Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appealing protesting Jats to maintain calm and peace, violence and arson continued during the night in various parts of the state, crippling the normal life in worst affected places like Rohtak, Jind, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Hisar.
Fresh incidents of violence were reported with protesters in Bhiwani and Sonipat districts setting afire two police chowkis, shops and an ATM, even as authorities mounted aerial surveillance in the worst-hit areas and the Army staged flag marches.
With road and rail network remaining severely affected, airfare between Chandigarh and Delhi, which normally varies between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 4,000, has shot up to anything between Rs. 16,000 and Rs. 27,000. Jaipur-Delhi fare stands between Rs. 9,000 and Rs. 24,000.
At least 700 trains have been cancelled and seven stations have been set on fire since the agitation started.