India Sends Troops to Control Haryana, Times Reports

India sent more than 3,000 army troops to the northern state of Haryana after protests over caste reservations in jobs and educational institutions turned violent, the Times Now reported.

The government also stopped Internet and mobile texting services in six districts in Haryana, according to the report.

Protesters have blocked 85 trains and major highways, torched state transport buses and damaged railway coaches, according to the report. One person has died in the protests, Times Now said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed for calm in Haryana, the report said.

(Corrects spelling of Haryana in headline.)
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