Friday, March 11, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Jat protesters welcome BSP's support for reservation

Jat protesters welcome BSP's support for reservation
2011-03-11 17:20:00

Jat protesters on Friday welcomed Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) support
for reservation of the community in government jobs and educational

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati who is also the head of BSP on
Thursday expressed her support to the Jat's demands for reservation
and appealed the central government to accept their demands.

Yashpal Malik, a Jat leader said: "We have been appealing to all the
political parties to raise our demands in the Parliament. BSP is the
first party to seriously ponder over our demands. We sincerely thank

Thousands of Jats have blocked railway tracks in several parts of
Uttar Pradesh since March 6, demanding 27 percent quotas for their

Because of this, the railways had to cancel 14 trains and divert the
routes of 20 others over the last few days.

Jats are bracketed with Other Backward Class (OBC). (ANI)

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