10 Dead, Troops Deployed, Water Rationed As Indians Riot: "We Are Here To Die"

Tyler Durden's picture

The Jats are angry.

Violent protests by the rural caste have left 10 dead and 150 injured in Haryana, India where the government has sent 4,000 troops and 5,000 paramilitaries with shoot-on-sight orders.

The week-long riots reflect frustration with a lack of employment and university opportunities. “The Jats are demanding quotas for government jobs and university places for their caste, saying they are struggling to find opportunities despite India's strong economic growth,” AFP writes. “India reserves places for lower castes in measures intended to bring victims of the country's worst discrimination into the mainstream but the policy causes resentment among other communities, who say it freezes them out.”

The protests turned violent on Saturday when demonstrators set fire to residences and looted stores. "There were clashes during the night across the district,” an officer told AFP. “Over a dozen buildings were set on fire by protesters, with incidents of looting of shops and ATMs at two places.”

"Protesters have attacked the homes of regional ministers, torched railway stations and staged sit-ins on tracks, blocking hundreds of trains," Reuters reported, earlier today. They also damaged pumping equipment at a water treatment plant causing New Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to call for water rations across the city and close schools on Monday. 

"No water available now. Still no hope to get it," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Twitter.

"We are not in control. The situation is very tense as thousands of protesters are on roads encircling the main administrative area in the town," Jhajjar police chief Rajiv Kumar told AFP.

The ten people killed over the past week were shot by police who are attempting to bring the situation under control. "We will keep going until the government bows to our pressure," Rajendra Ahlavat, a 59-year-old farmer and protest leader told Retuers. There is no way we will take back our demands."

The Jats comprise some 25% of Haryana's population.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scrambling to table a state assemly bill to meet the Jats' demands.

Lets hope he pushes it through quickly because it appears the Jats aren't prepared to back down. "We are here to die," the abovementioned Rajendra Ahlavat said on Saturday.

If the last five days are any indication, government troops are happy to oblige. 

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Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Indians only look Asian when in uniform. Isn't that weird?

Troy Ounce's picture



I do not want to give these people ideas but there are a lot of opportunities in Europe!

Father Thyme's picture
Father Thyme (not verified) Troy Ounce Feb 21, 2016 12:45 PM

Jat Lives Matter!

Son of Loki's picture

Why aren't they protesting the names of their buildings? And those statues on campus?


Sadly for them, there's no Best Buys and Targets with nice Big Screens for them to loot while they're at it.

Automatic Choke's picture

Oh..... I thought it said "Indianans", and was wondering what was wrong in Gary or Indianapolis......


Automatic Choke's picture

third world pictures of folks on top of busses and trains always reminds me of this one -- we used to make new technicians watch it before they work around high voltage systems in the lab.....



Cynicles's picture
Sizzler. Now You're Talking!
SWRichmond's picture

"Shoot on sight"


Be careful what you wish for.




Dead Canary's picture

Oh..... I thought it said "Indianans", and was wondering what was wrong in Gary or Indianapolis......

Shut up Bevus!

Nolde Huruska's picture

When you're a Jat,

You're a Jat all the way ...

DeathMerchant's picture

They also look like that behind the counter at a 7-11 or Arco convenience store.

williambanzai7's picture

That does it, I'm not going there for Easter weekend...

Mr. Universe's picture

I don't see what all the fuss was about, I just asked for a Cheeseburger.

cossack55's picture

Funny way to spell Ferguson

abyssinian's picture

If India has strong economic growth and their people still rioting, how come Americans still partying in recession? Oh wait, Obama said some people just paddling fiction about recession, free Obama phones, welfare, food stamps and Obamacare are the basic formular of economic growth here.  

Nobody For President's picture

peddling, not paddling, although the distiction is trivial...

Son of Loki's picture

Is the spelling of "Jats" a typo?

StychoKiller's picture

Probably Hindu to English slang.

Cynicles's picture

the only things that sets the US situation apart is the people here believe the presidential canard of strong & increasing economic growth / economy and always improving employment.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Does this mean I get to talk to someone I can understand next time I call any large US corporation?  

zero_wedge's picture


The best part is when they tell you their name is 'John' or 'Rebecca' or 'Susan'.  Sure it is...

l8apex's picture

Depends, can you understand filipino?  That's where all of the cool companies are going for CSRs.  

tmosley's picture

Yes, but it will be a computer.

Stackers's picture

China also has a 2 tier class system for it's "citizens". Should be interesting when they start getting fed up as well


zero_wedge's picture

1. People who build iPhones.

2. People who do not build iPhones.

starman's picture

Fucking A wait till that shit gets here! 

yogibear's picture

Once food prices double and the EBTs don't coner it watch out.

Pumpkin's picture

If here is in America, it will be a while.  There is a lot of guns here, and when people have had enough to die about it, Katy bar the door, it will get real, real fast. 

Omega_Man's picture

ficking British and their caste system.... send them to UK to burn the shithouse down

Bananamerican's picture

let them burn YOUR shithouse down

Otrader's picture

This shithouse is burning down already.  Tens of trillions stolen over the past century from working folks by the jmafia bankers.  The banking cocksuckers are kind enough to still provide enough crumbs for food, entertainment, sports, porn, no contract cell phones and running hot/cold water.  Once, that stops, we will become India. 

BarkingCat's picture

The boy fuckers have already reached the point of no return.

England is fucked and they did it to themselves.

They gave the world some great things, the Magna Carta and industrial revolution, but have caused and continue to cause immense suffering across the globe.

On balance the negatives far outweigh the positives. 

JustObserving's picture

India was royally screwed by war-criminal Churchill:

Prime Minister Winston Churchill managed to outdo Hitler and his Nazi cohorts. The Germans may have taken 12 years to murder 6 million Jews, but their Teutonic cousins, the British, managed to kill almost 4 million Indians in just over a year, with Churchill cheering from the sidelines.

Australian biochemist Dr Gideon Polya has called the Bengal Famine a “manmade holocaust” because Churchill’s policies were directly responsible for the disaster. He knowingly and enthusiastically caused the famine in 1942-43 by transferring vast quantities of food grain from India to Britain.

To Churchill, the starvation of Indians was less serious than that of Greeks. When the British administrators urged him to release food stocks for India, Churchill responded with a telegram asking why Gandhi hadn’t died yet.

Churchill’s hostility toward Indians has long been documented. At a War Cabinet meeting, he blamed the Indians for the famine, saying they breed like rabbits, and are a beastly people with a beastly religion. On another occasion, he insisted they were “the beastliest people in the world next to the Germans”.


Ms No's picture

So the British (or the banking families that occupy them) were successful at implanting Indian Oligarchs to rule for them in India just as the CIA has all over South America and the ME.  We are definitely ruled by Oligarch puppets as well.  It's a big happy slave world now.

It seems there are two types of riots these days. The organic kind where people are tired of Oligarch shit, or the instigated kind where regime change and Oligarch implant is the goal.  So this is the first variety, right? 

Probably should keep an eye on Pakistan too.  Aren't they enemies of India and friends with China and Turkey?   There is tinderbox potential everywhere, lets hope that somebody isn't trying to set it all off.    

MSimon's picture

Affimative Action Required

Clowns on Acid's picture

Doesn't the Indian central bank know how to CNTRL P ?

CheapBastard's picture

Where is their Community Organizer? I am sure he can set them up with thousands of jobs at Microsoft, etc.

boattrash's picture

Stamp them out?

It reminds me of someplace...where was it?

Oh yeah, Burns Oregon.

Next time my astrologer warns me of upcoming purges, I'll pay attention just a little bit closer...

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Let's get something straight. Those assholes were merely trespassing dicklickers begging for beef jerky. Don't confuse them with actual protesters.

Polymarkos's picture

What a ignorant thing to say. You must be stupid.

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Funky Fresh? Yes. Fly? Guilty as charged. Dope? Hell ya! Stupid? Not at all.

boattrash's picture

You speak with a lot of certainty, when it comes to dicklickers, just sayin'...

So, a group of people, that threatened nobody, and destroyed nothing, that want to see the U.S. Constitution enforced, qualify as assholes?

Outnumbered by hundreds of Fed. Gov. Stormtroopers, ambushed at roadside while en route to a meeting they were invited to, only to be charged with some obscure Federal Charges that were used in the 13 year Yankee Govt. Occupation of the South, for the purpose of prosecuting Confederate Officers. (this also is applied to a journalist that did not spend a single night at the refuge).

The charges have also been placed on participants of the Nevada ranch incident in 2014, (retroactively, for Aprx 86 people). Yes, that qualifies as a purge, in my books.

Enjoy your yoga today, as maybe you'll gain the flexibility to lick your own dick.

Sincerely, BT

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Who leaves a siege to go to a town hall meeting? Do you know how much money was spent on their little stunt? Millions! Stop trying to turn those pussies into patriotic martyrs. It's just pathetic and sad!

boattrash's picture
Siege 1. The surrounding and blockading of a city, town, or fortress by an army attempting to capture it. The only "siege" at the refuge (by definition) was conducted by Govt. Agencies, Federal, State, and Local, all of which were invited to discuss the decades of corrupt overreach of said agencies. As to the Millions spent, big fucking deal, I'm used to Gov wasting my Tax$$$ to cover their collective, corrupt asses on a daily basis.
Bangin7GramRocks's picture

You keep on praying to those dipshits and I'll keep on believing that what they did was wasteful nonsense. The family who they were supposedly fighting for didn't even want them there.

boattrash's picture

Step away from the bloody, snot-soaked dollar bill, or continue along your Vichy path. It makes no difference to me...

DeathMerchant's picture

Trespassers?? Trespassers how?? because they were on the land that your boy Barry said was yours?? So you sit in your big city slum and talk about the land you own somewhere out west?? Hilarious. You wouldn't survive for a minute out west. Remember, you didn't build that.

abyssinian's picture

"shoot on site orders" on rioters who loot and set fire? US needs to borrow their playbook.