Protests by the jat community in Haryana, demanding Other Backward Classes status, have intensified, and four districts in the state are under curfew. According to recent reports, the protests have claimed the lives of 12 people and 150 others have been injured. The violence started on Friday and the protesters blocked the Shimla highway near Panchkula and the Bahadurgarh road to Haryana from Delhi, among other places. Curfew was placed in several towns and districts, including Rohtak, Bhiwani, Sonepat, Jhajjar, Hisar and Hansi. This led to a severe water crisis in the state and several people were left stranded on the roads. The protesters partially lifted the blockade from some parts, including National Highway 1, after the state government said it would give reservations in the coming budget session of the Assembly.
During this time, news about a Gurudwara that opened its doors to help stranded people has helped restore people’s faith in humanity. For those stranded on the roads, the Gurudwara provided accommodation and food, and urged people to direct others who might not know about the facility with the help of a Facebook post.
This is what a person posted on Facebook.
Picture for representation only. Source: Davinder Singh/Flickr
If you are unable to see post above, here is the complete text:
Many Are Stuck in Panipat Due To Road Blockage
If You Find Anyone On Road
Please Inform Them There Is Accommodation at
Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi Ji
Dear Baba Josh Sachiyar
Langar Is Available
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