10 Facts About Jat


Jat people are a traditionally agricultural community in Northern India and Pakistan.

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The Hindu Jat kingdom reached its zenith under Maharaja Suraj Mal.

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The Sikh and Jat rebellions were led by such small local zemindars, who had close association and family connections with each other and with the peasants under them, and who were often armed.

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Some Jat people have become notable political leaders, including the sixth Prime Minister of India, Charan Singh and the sixth Deputy Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Devi Lal.

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Jat communities exist in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, in Sindh, particularly the Indus delta and among Seraiki-speaking communities in southern Pakistani Punjab, the Kachhi region of Balochistan and the Dera Ismail Khan District of the North West Frontier Province.

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In Pakistan, Jat people have become notable political leaders, like Hina Rabbani Khar.

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Many Jat people serve in the Indian Army, including the Jat Regiment, Sikh Regiment, Rajputana Rifles and the Grenadiers, where they have won many of the highest military awards for gallantry and bravery.

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Jat people serve in the Pakistan Army especially in the Punjab Regiment.

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Jat people were designated by officials of the British Raj as a "martial race", which meant that they were one of the groups whom the British favoured for recruitment to the British Indian Army.

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Jat people are subdivided into numerous clans, some of which overlap with other groups.

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