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Meanwhile, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Ram Niwas, told reporters here that peace prevailed in the state on the third day of Jat stir and the organisers have assured that they would conduct the agitation in a peaceful manner.

He said the central government had given approval for deployment of 37 companies of the paramilitary forces to maintain law and order situation. Of these, 17 companies have reached the state and the remaining would reach tomorrow, he said.

Niwas said some songs with objectionable content aimed at causing caste-based ill-will have been intercepted.

“Strict action will be taken against persons found indulging in such activities and internet services and websites may be blocked,” if required.

“While social media has both positive and negative aspects, monitoring was being carried out for maintenance of law and order,” he said.

He said communication was being maintained with all Gram Panchayats and they have been directed to assist the administration in maintaining law and order.

All persons have the right to express their views in a peaceful manner in a democracy, he added.

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