Deal reached to end Indian caste protests

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 22, 2016 8:11 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A deal was reached on Monday night to end days of protests by a rural caste that paralyzed the north Indian state of Haryana and cut water supplies to Delhi's 20 million residents, a protest leader and a police source said.

A Jat community leader said after reaching the accord with state and federal leaders that protesters would clear road blockades and end their agitation, in which 16 people have been killed and more than 150 injured.

(Reporting by Rupam Jain; Writing by Douglas Busvine)