Haryana cancels ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ over Jat agitation

Haryana cancels Pravasi Bharatiya Divas over Jat agitation pardesi news 1459247809

The violent quota stir by Jats in Haryana has casted a shadow on the state’s “Pravasi Haryana Divas”, scheduled in early March, finally getting cancelled.

The NRI summit, which was scheduled to be held on the occasion of the 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas' on March 9 in Haryana, has been cancelled due to the widespread violence in the state due to the Jat protests for job quotas. 

There were hundreds of Non-Resident Indians (NRI), especially belonging to Haryana, registered themselves for the summit.

“Pravasi Haryana Divas” was scheduled to be celebrated as part of the first mega investment summit scheduled for March 7-8 -9 in Gurgaon, Haryana. According to reports, the decision to scrap the “Pravasi Haryana Divas” from the summit was taken in view of the extensive damage to the life and property during agitation and this was announced by the Haryana chief minister Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar. Mr Khattar informed that 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 nine days of violence left 30 people dead and over 250 injured in Haryana. The properties, factories, business establishments and vehicles were looted and torched at several places in the state.

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