8:06 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, a committee has been formed over Jat reservation issue which will be led by cabinet minister Venkaiah Naidu. The committee has been asked to submit a comprehensive report to find the solution of this problem as soon as possible. Singh said, “I want to appeal to the people of Haryana to help in maintaining peace and order in the state”.
7: 46 PM: Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan called for an all party meet for BJP at 6 pm on Monday, to discuss the budget, ahead of the Budget session.
7: 20 PM: AAP tribal activist from Chhattisgarh Soni Sori, who was attacked with chemical last night, has said that she fears for her family and her kids. She believes that her family could be attacked as well.
7:00 PM: Curfew was imposed in Kaithal city, following widespread violence and rampaging by members of the Jat community in Haryana.
6:30 PM: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tribal activist Soni Sori, who was attacked with a black chemical last night, was brought to Delhi, where she will undergo treatment for her facial injuries.
5:58 PM: The government has it seems bowed down before members of the Jat community who have been on a rampage in Haryana for the past five days. The state government has decided to table the OBC status bill in the next Assembly session.
5:40 PM: Anil Jain, president of BJP’s Haryana Unit, said on Sunday, “It has been decided that in coming Assembly session Jat Reservation will be given in Haryana. In case of Centre, a High power committee will be announced today which will be led by senior Union Minister. ”
5: 33 PM: NSA, Army Chief, Delhi Police Commissioner arrived to meet HM Rajnath Singh at his residence over the Jat reservation stir. Haryana police has also taken out a flag march in Bahardurgarh, Mathura.
4: 59 PM: The Delhi’s Water Control Body will meet today at 5.30 pm to review the situation and to discuss the ongoing water crisis which which has resulted from the Jat reservation stir. The stir has lead to a severe water shortage in the capital city of India.
4:39 PM: Agitators demanding reservation for Jat community on Sunday blocked Yamuna Expressway in Mathura, Delhi-Lucknow Highway in Amroha and NH 8 near Jaisinghpur Khera of Rewari district.
4:30 PM: A rice mill, a hotel, one government building and a dozen houses were set ablaze in Haryana by protestors agitating for reservation for the Jat community on Sunday evening.
4:20 PM: Jat and Khap Panchayat leaders are currently in a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to solve the issue of Jat reservation. The leaders came down to Uttar Pradesh to meet Singh. The issue has had a crippling effect on the transport of the state and has lead to a water crisis in the national capital of Delhi.
4:15 PM: Chandigarh-Shimla highway in Old Panchkula in Haryana, which was blocked by agitators demanding for reservation for the Jat community in India, was opened on Sunday, with the efforts from the Army and the police. Forces have however, been unable to remove the agitators from Munak Canal on Delhi Haryana border. The canal is a major source of water for the capital city of India.
4:00 PM: The Indian Army forces and the police forces deployed in strife torn Haryana used tear gas to disperse protesters near the Munak Canal in Delhi, which is a major source of water for the city. Police were also forced used to rain batons on the agitators.
3:10 PM: Two maoists killed in exchange of fire b/w police & maosits at Puttakota village situated on border of Vizag & East Godawari in Andhra Pradesh. More details awaited.
3:00 PM: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday gave a free reign to the Indian Army forces deployed in the troubled areas of Haryana to deal with troublemakers as they please, media reports said. This comes as the violent agitation by the Jat community entered its 5th day.
2:45 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a gathering of farmers at a rally in Bargarh, Odisha. Modi spoke about the agricultural abundance of the state and complimented the water resources of Odisha.
2:25 PM: Another jawan killed in Pampore near Srinagar during the ongoing battle between Indian Army and terrorists.
1:25 PM: 10 opposition MLAs including 8 from DMDK — one each from PMK and PT — resign from Tamil Nadu assembly. They will join AIADMK on Thursday.
1:15 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh.
1:05 PM: Wreath laying ceremony of 10 Para Army Captain Pawan Kumar undergoing in Srinagar who lost his life in Pampore.
12:05 PM: Ex-servicemen take out ”March For Unity” from Rajghat against anti-national activities at JNU.
12:00 PM: 11 CRPF jawans got injured and 2 jawans lost their lives in Pampore attack, 2-4 terrorists believed to be there and encounter continues.
11:30 AM: US shooter in Michigan kills at least six people.
11:00 AM: Jat agitators set ablza petrol pump in Jind, burn shops in Rohtak.
10:30 AM: Bhupinder Hooda begins his indefinite hunger strike for harmony in Haryana.
10:05 AM: Jat and Khap leaders of Haryana to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh today at 3 pm at minister’s residence over Jat reservation.
10:00 AM: Ticket counter of Basai Railway Station in Haryana set on fire by Jat agitators.
9: 50 AM: Beef found in Aligarh Muslim University sparks anger, city mayor seeks probe.
9:45 AM: Following water crises, Arvind Kejriwal says there will lack of supply of water in capital tomorrow.
New Delhi, Feb 21: One Indian Army captain and three CRPF personnel sacrificed their life for the nation fighting with terrorists in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning. the latest reports say that there are still 3-4 terrorists hiding in the area and the encounter is continuing between the Indian Army and the terrorist. 115 civilians have also been evacuated, once civilian too has lost his life.
Miscreants attacked Aam Aadmi Party leader Soni Sori in Chhattisgarh on Sunday and painted her face with chemical. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kehriwal has condemned attack and have spoken to Raman Singh on the issue. He said that the perpetrators should be immediately arrested. Though the reason for the attack unknown, an FIR has been registered by police and they are trying to nab the culprits.
The Jat reservation row has paralyzed Haryana where 8 people have been killed and more than 78 civilians injured. The leaderless mob went on a rampage, forcing the Union Ministry to deploy Indian Army and paramilitary forces to contain the situation. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has appealed to the people to maintain peace and let the law and order function properly in state. Curfew has been imposed in four districts of Haryana including Rohtak, Sonipat, Bhiwani and Jajjar.
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