As Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is ready to hold a bike rally in Haryana's Jind on 15 February 2018, Jat outfits are threatening to block the rally. "We will go to him and ask as why their government is betraying our community", said media reports quoting Malik. It maintains that the cases that have been ordered to be withdrawn are not of a serious nature.
The AIJASS would hold a "Bhaichara Nyaya Yatra" in Jind on February 15 to seek answers from government for allegedly not fulfilling promises made to the Jat community, Malik said.
In view of call of fresh protests, Haryana Police Department has already cancelled leave of all personnel except in emergency cases till further orders.
The government which has sought almost 24 companies of paramilitary forces is wary of the chaos that can unfold in wake of the threats by the Jat leaders.
Besides this, Jats are also demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions at central and state level.
Notably, the Haryana government had recently given its nod to the withdrawal of 70 FIRs registered in connection with the February 2016 Jat quota stir violence.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said no one will be allowed to break law and order and peace in the state.
The NGT order came while it was hearing a plea filed by advocate Victor Dhissa who has sought screening and reduction in the number of bikes which were likely to participate in the rally to be held on February 15. A NGT Bench headed by judicial member SP Wangdi issued notices to the Haryana government, the State Pollution Control Board, the Central Pollution Control Board and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, seeking their responses by February 13. "And constitute a committee to assess the adverse impacts that may be caused with regard to air pollution and noise pollution if the proposed rally is taken out", the plea said.
It would also be beneficial for the health of those riding bicycles, the petition read.
The petitioner said he was has been forced to prefer the application following the announcement one lakh motorbikes will be mobilized for rally being organized by Haryana government for honouring and welcoming the president of a political party. However, to the utter shock of the applicant, the Haryana government has mindlessly organized this huge motorbike rally which is certainly going to have a long term environmental harm to the NCR area.
"It has further contended that Jind district, which is in the National Capital Region (NCR), has an approximate area of 3,606 square kilometres with a population of 1.68 lakh".
"Direct the respondents (authorities) to either reduce the number of motorbikes proposed to be mobilised or use more environment friendly modes and methods, such as bicycles, by foot or e-rickshaws".