Haryana cancels Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

ISSUEharyanaHaryana Chief Minister Manmohar Lal Khattar has announced that the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held on March 9 has been cancelled, following widespread violence in the state due to the Jat protests for job quotas.

Hundreds of NRIs specially belonging to Haryana had registered for the event.

Mr Khattar said the cultural programmes scheduled during the ‘Happening Haryana’ Global Investors Summit on March 7-8 have also been cancelled, however the two day business meet will be held as scheduled on those dates.

The days of violence have left 30 people dead and over 200 injured and several properties, business establishments, factories and vehicles belonging to non-Jats were looted and torched in various places in the state.