Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota

Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota

The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared reservation for the Jat community under the other backward castes quota.

Numerically strong, the farming community of Jats in nine North Indian states have been demanding reservation under OBC quota for a long time. Many times, they even staged violent protests in some parts of north India. Jats have a strong presence in Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Punjab, Rajasthan, MP and some other states in the Hindi speaking areas of the country.

The 25% Jats have played an important role in Haryana politics.