Indian army soldiers take their positions near the site of a gunbattle on the outskirts of Srinagar February 22, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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The crisis appeared to ease after the state government Sunday agreed the Jat community should be given quotas for highly sought-after government jobs and university places under India's caste-based quota system.On Monday a Jat representative told AFP the community had accepted the government's offer. Talks were held in Delhi Sunday between Jat leaders, national Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the Haryana government run by the Bharatiya Janata Party.The protests eased overnight Sunday after the state government agreed to the Jat community's demands.Jats are the single largest community in Haryana, with nearly eight million members, and are traditionally a farming community.
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