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New Delhi, March 19, 2017: Learning from its peers in the past, Delhi police has girded up their loins in to protect its streets and citizens from Jat agitation which is scheduled for Monday, March 20th.

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The All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), which is spearheading the agitation demanding reservations in education and government jobs, has given a call for a march to the national capital to gherao Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border blocking all highways to press for its demands.

In order to take control over the forthcoming movement, Delhi police have issued a number of directives to be followed by people with effect from March 19 onwards.

Restriction on Entry of People to Lutyens Delhi

“New Delhi will not be used as transit point for people going from north to south Delhi or vice-versa. Commuters wishing to travel from south Delhi to central Delhi are advised to use Ring Road,” said Delhi Traffic Police in an advisory published on the twitter handle of Delhi police.

Several routes in the national capital, including Zakir Hussain Road, will be closed in view of the Jat agitation from March 19, 8.00 pm onwards, mentioned the advisory.

The roads which will remain closed are-

  • Kemal Ataturk Marg from Race Course Metro Station to Panchseel Marg
  • Safdarjung Road to Aurobindo Chowk
  • Kautilya Marg from Samrat Hotel to Niti Marg
  • Kautilya T-Point near Bihar Bhawan
  • Teen Murti to Gole Methi roundabout
  • Zakir Hussain road for the commuters coming from Nizamuddin to India Gate

Apart from the roads, the advisory of Delhi Police further mentioned about five entry points to Delhi which will remain closed from 11 a.m March 19 onwards. They are:

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  • Ring Road to San Martin Marg
  • Amrita Shergill to Lodhi Road
  • Max Muller Road to Lodhi Road
  • Archbishop Makarios Marg from Lodhi Road and all lanes leading to Panchkuiyan Road except Mandir Marg
  • R.K. Ashram and Hospital Road

The Delhi Police advised students and those appearing in various entrance examinations to start before time so that they don’t get stuck owing to heavy checking and blockades.

Conditional Entries to Lutyens Delhi

From 11 PM today, entry to Lutyens Delhi will be restricted and persons fulfilling certain criterion will only be allowed entry after proper verification and checking. It has also issued a list of categories of people, who will be allowed to enter Delhi districts. The list includes:

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  • Bona fide residents
  • People working in various offices situated in New Delhi area
  • Emergency services
  • People coming to attend interviews
  • Examination in New Delhi area
  • Ambulances and fire brigades
  • Buses of school children and any other people coming for some urgent work

Section 144 Imposed

Delhi Police has decided to impose prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 across the national capital from March 19 onwards in a wake of putting a strict vigil in Lutyens Delhi on Monday to prevent protesters.

“Under no circumstances, any kind of dharna, violent protest will be allowed in Delhi. We have put adequate security and safety measures in place and tractor-trolleys will not be allowed to enter Delhi from border areas,” said Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson of Delhi Police and Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) while talking to India Today

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Last year, in the same month, Haryana witnessed the repercussions of Jat agitation which turned the state into a riot land; burning down the public and private properties, breaking and disrupting the modes of public transportation likes buses and trains. The losses suffered by the state with mammoth destructions in this movement was estimated around 34000 crores.

-prepared by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram Twitter @PhulRetard


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