The Jats community will hold a peaceful protest in Haryana on June 5, National president of the Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aaraskhan Sangharsh Samiti, Yashpal Malik, said on Sunday. The will organise the “Jat Nyay” rally to mark their protest against the state for failing to meet the promises it made in February to release those arrested during the agitation that month and to compensate those who were killed or injured. While he emphasised that the group will hold a peaceful rally, Malik warned that “protesters are free to take their call” if police retaliate or resort to violence try to stop their protest, ANI reported.

Moreover, the Haryana government has deployed central security forces in seven districts considered sensitive in the state, fearing backlash against the Punjab and Haryana High Court order that stayed the state’s decision to grant reservation to the Jat community, India Today reported. Security has been heightened in the districts of Jind, Kaithal,Bhiwani, Hisar, Sonepat, Jhajjar and Rohtak, which was at the centre of the Jat quota stir in February.

“The government is monitoring all developments in the state. This time, we will neither spare anyone, nor give time to anyone to act against the state. A special plan is in place to tackle those who try to spoil peace. There is no reason to worry,” said Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu, whose house was set on fire during the violent protests by members of the Jat community in February.