Job quota protests of Jats led Haryana to cancel NRI summit

| Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 20:22
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Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana

Haryana cancels NRI summit I Photo: IANS

Gurgaon: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced that the 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas' to be held here on March 9 has been cancelled following the Jat protests for job quotas that led to widespread violence in the state. 
Hundreds of Non-Resident Indians (NRI), specially belonging to Haryana, had registered themselves for the event.
(Also read: Jat quota protest: Jat group thanks Haryana CM for SBC quota assurance )
Khattar said the state had witnessed "unhappy stories and we cannot go forward comfortably with events like an NRI summit though it was a dream event. We will plan it for some other time".
He said the cultural programmes scheduled to be presented during the 'Happening Haryana' Global Investors Summit on March 7-8 had also been cancelled.
Khattar, however, said the two-day business meet, focused on attracting investment, will be held as per scheduled on March 7 and 8.
Properties, business establishments, factories and vehicles belonging to non-Jats were looted and torched at several places in the state. The nine days of violence left 30 people dead and over 200 injured.

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