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Class protests: ‘Ten million without water’ in Delhi

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New Delhi: As the Jat community protesters seized the Munak canal, the city’s main water source on Friday for demanding more government jobs. More than 10 million people in Delhi are without water.

Despite the army had regained control and was assessing the damage still the water problem prevails in the Delhi.

The head of Delhi’s water board, Keshav Chandra said. ” It would take “three to four days” before normal supplies resumed to affected areas.”

A Jat community leader said that they end their agitation in which 16 people have been killed and more than 150 hurt in three days of riots.

Ramesh Dalal, convener of the Jat Arakshan Andolan (Jat Reservation Movement) said. “The government has promised to meet our demands and we have promised our full
cooperation.”

A senior police officer said that state leaders had persuaded the Jats to call off their protests. “Our challenge is to keep the law and order situation under control,” the officer said.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, said the army had reopened the sluice gates of the Munak canal to the north of the city. Water was expected to reach the metropolis by early Tuesday.

Many schools and business were closed in the city after supplies from the canal were sabotaged during the protests. Nearly 850 trains cancelled, 500 factories closed and business losses are
estimated at $2.9 billion (S$4.1 billion).

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