New Delhi, Feb 21: India cricketer Yuvraj Singh and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Sunday appealed to protestors, who have been rampaging in Haryana demanding reservation for the Jat community, to shun violence.
Yuvraj took to his Twitter handle and appealed the agitators to stop the violent protest in Haryana and adjoining areas of the state.
"We are the protectors and not violators," Yuvraj requested his fellow community-members to abjure from violence and put forth their demands in a constitutional manner.
सभी भाइयों से मेरी विनती है की हिंसा त्याग दो और जिसकी जो भी माँग हो वो संवैधानिक तरीक़े से रखो। हम रक्षक हैं, हिंसक नहीं।— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 21, 2016
"The country's defence forces, the sports world and others have made the country proud. We must concentrate and use our energies towards the upliftment of Indian society," the Jat cricketer (Sehwag) tweeted on a day when the protests continued for the eighth day.
सभी भाइयों से मेरी विनती है की हिंसा त्याग दो और जिसकी जो भी माँग हो वो संवैधानिक तरीक़े से रखो। हम रक्षक हैं, हिंसक नहीं।— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 21, 2016
Meanwhile, actor Randeep Hooda, another Haryana man and son of former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, appealed to the Jat agitators to shun violence.
(With inputs from agencies)