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Jat quota protest reaches UP, security stepped up

PTI
Published Feb 21, 2016, 2:45 pm IST
Updated Feb 21, 2016, 2:45 pm IST
Leaders of various khap panchayats in UP blocked several roads to demand reservation.
Security has been heightened in Haryana and with protests now spreading in UP, security has been stepped up there too. (Photo: PTI)
 Security has been heightened in Haryana and with protests now spreading in UP, security has been stepped up there too. (Photo: PTI)

Muzaffarnagar: Leaders of various khap panchayats in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday blocked several roads here to demand reservations for Jats in government jobs even as security was stepped up along the UP-Haryana border in the state.

The leaders staged protest and blocked Bhakpa bridge on Ganga canal, Shukertal and Shahpur areas in the district, causing disruption to vehicular movement, police said.

Three companies of paramilitary force and PAC have been deployed at Uttar Pradesh's Kairana and Bidoli check posts on the UP-Haryana interstate highway. Security has been tightened in view of Haryana's situation, SP Vijay Bhushan said.

Inter-state roadways bus services were on Sunday cut-off on Panipat-Kairana and Karnal-Shamli routes.

Not a single bus from Haryana has entered Shamli on Sunday, Shamli depot in-charge Rajender Chohha said.

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