India Sends Over 3,000 Troops To Control Protests In Northern State Of Haryana

February 20, 2016 11:34 AM

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India Sends Over 3,000 Troops To Control Protests In Northern State Of Haryana

India sent more than 3,000 troops Saturday to the northern state of Haryana’s Rohtak town, about 150 miles south of the capital Chandigarh, after protesters belonging to a particular community demanding reservations in government jobs and colleges turned violent.

Curfews placed in Rohtak and another town called Bhiwani Friday, were extended to the nearby Jind district after demonstrators set fire to city buses, shops, hotels and a mall, and also torched a railway station Saturday.

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