Rohtak: Amid the escalating Jat quota agitation spreading across Haryana, fresh shoot-at-sight orders were issued on Saturday in areas of Hissar and Hansi in the state.
Shoot-at-sight orders were earlier issued in Rohtak and Bhiwani and curfew was imposed in both these districts as well as Jhajjar, as the army was called in and Section 144 was imposed in at least six districts of the state.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level emergency meeting today to discuss further course of action in the matter.
Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar were also present for the meeting at Rajanth’s residence.
13 army columns reached the site and assisted the administration in controlling the situation and10 more columns were airlifted to respective destinations.
10 companies of para-military forces have reached and 23 more companies are on their way to Haryana.
Earlier, seven causalities were reported from Jhajjar and one casualty in Kalayat in Haryana after Army columns open fire. (ANI)
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