(DIYA TV) — At least 10 people have been killed and 150 injured in protests by India’s agricultural Jat community in support of of caste-based quota systems in the north state Haryana, according to police.

The violence which erupted over the weekend has effected water supplies in the capital New Delhi — protestors cut off the canal gates which feed the capital’s water treatment facilities. “Until the government reaches a decision in our favour, we’re going to stop water supplies, block roads and disrupt railways to New Delhi,” Satayawan Mor, a protester, told Al Jazeera.

Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi, announced water would be rationed and that schools would be closed throughout the region in an effort to help preserve supplies. Kejriwal took to his Twitter account and said officials were seeking help from the army to get the canals open.

Haryana state police chief Yash Pal Singal announced Sunday that at least 10 had been killed and 150 injured in the week-long riots which have taken place. Thousands of troops have been given shoot-on-sight orders against the Jat protestors in Haryana to quell the violence — the protestors are seeking an expansion of India’s caste-based quota system to include them.

India’s constitution employs a system of affirmative action to assist people from castes who are traditionally discriminated against.

The protests took a turn for the worse on Friday — violence erupted with fires being set on homes, shops and government buildings. Motorways were also blocked. “We are not in control. The situation is very tense as thousands of protesters are on roads encircling the main administrative area in the town,” Rajiv Kumar, Jhajjar police chief said.

Jhajjar and the surrounding Rohtak district are the focus of the protests.