Efforts were being made to convince the people not to participate in the ‘dharnas’-Muhammad Akil.

Chandigarh, June 9 – Haryana Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Mr Muhammad Akil today said that efforts were being made to convince the people not to participate in the ‘dharnas’ as it would cause inconvenience to the people and confrontation would not benefit them.
Mr. Akil, who was addressing the media persons here today, was asked to comment on the ‘dharnas’ being staged in view of the jat reservation agitation in different parts of the state. He said that apart from this, they were being asked to withdraw their agitation and maintain peace. He hoped that the Police would be able to convince them and they would withdraw their agitation. At present people are on dharans in 12 districts during day time, but their number has reduced as compared to that on the first day. Similarly, the number of dharnas during night has reduced to seven and their strength has also reduced significantly. He hoped that these protesters would soon end their dharnas at all these places.
In reply to another question, Mr Akil said that so far there is proper law and order situation in the entire state and no incident of violence and road or railway track blockade has been reported. With regard to the restoration of internet facilities in some districts, he said that police was assessing the situation and would decide accordingly.
On being asked to comment on preparedness of the Police administration in view of National Yoga Day programme where Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi would be Chief Guest, he said that police is fully geared up and foolproof arrangements for maximum security would be made for the same.