Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has officially called off the Kabaddi world cup scheduled to take place in November. The decision was taken after violence erupted in the state after the desecration of Sikh Holy book.
The security concerns in the area would have literally made it impossible to conduct such an event.
The CM was disappointed to see such an event being called off as it is one of the most popular and high profile tournament of this region. He was quoted by IBN live
“Kabaddi symbolises the spirit of the Punjabis and their quest for excellence in rural sports. At a time when the entire Sikh community is shell shocked with grief at the ghastly manner in which Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji has been desecrated, holding such a tournament is not appropriate,”
He added that at such a time where the Sikh community is grieved, a tournament like this can not take place and he will not preside over the event.
“My feelings too have been outraged and my conscience is not allowing me to preside over a tournament at a time when the Sikh community in India and all over the world is in grief over the ghastly acts of sacrilege,”