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Haryanvi Jat national chess champion requests her community to 'think' before they 'act'

1.78K   //    23 Feb 2016, 15:27 IST

We are an incredible nation because here we agitate and protest to prove that our community is backward and incapable. First it was the Patels in Gujarat. And now, the Jats of Haryana are demanding reservation in an aggressive manner leading to violence and social unrest.

Jats, an agriculture caste group in Haryana, are currently out on the streets across Haryana. They want reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC category.

Source: Huffington Post

Sportspersons appeal for peace

While the Army is out on the streets of Haryana trying to keep the peace, sportspersons have appealed to the community for peace.

First it was Virender Sehwag who took to Twitter to express his opinions:

Followed by VVS Laxman who agreed with the former Indian opener’s views:

Even Ravichandran Ashwin asked the protestors to look for a concrete solution:

Source: Facebook

And now, former national chess champion, Anuradha Beniwal has requested his fellow community members to calm down.

Born in Rohtak, this Haryanvi Jat girl was the second-ranked chess player of our country when she was young. After her marriage, she moved to London and became a well-known professional chess teacher in prestigious schools.

The 29-year-old belongs to Meham village which has also been severely affected by violence during the agitation.

'In the name of protest, you have ruined everything'

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The protest has been so intense that so far 12 people have been killed and property worth Rs. 20,000 crore damaged. She feels it is an absolutely stupid way to demand something by resorting to threats and violence.

Terming their demand as more tragic than illogical, Anuradha asks, 'How can you set fire to our land and burn down our schools?' 

Watch her speak to The Quint, where she explains why 'this violence will instill fear in the people coming to Haryana'.

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