Death toll from India caste riots rises to 19

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SONIPAT, India: The death toll from caste riots in northern India has risen to 19, a state government official told AFP on Monday, adding that the protests had eased overnight. Authorities said some districts had now lifted a curfew imposed after the outbreak Friday of deadly riots in Haryana state by members of the Jat rural caste.

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The state government on Sunday agreed to the Jat community’s demand that they be given quotas for highly sought-after government jobs and for university places.

AFP

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