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Jat quota row: Shoot at sight orders issued in Rohtak, Bhiwani

Rohtak: Shoot at sight orders have been issued in Rohtak and Bhiwani in Haryana after curfew was imposed in both cities on Friday, following violent protests by the Jat community demanding reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Meanwhile, the government has rushed the Army to nine locations in the state, including Rohtak, Jind, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Hissar, Kaithal, Sonepat, Panipat and Karnal.

The Army, which will help the district administration to contain the situation, has already left their bases in Jaipur and Hissar.

Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed in Rohtak and Bhiwani to prevent occurrence of untoward incident.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier in the day appealed to agitators to maintain law and order and a peaceful atmosphere in the state while chairing an all party meet to discuss the ongoing Jats reservation strike in Jhajjar and Rohtak.

The pro-reservation protests by Jats in Haryana had turned violent on Thursday, with several people being injured and reports of clashes between protesters and police personnel in Rohtak. (ANI)