Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday cancelled the sixth edition of the World Kabaddi Cup scheduled to be held across the state in November following violence after the desecration of the Sikh holy book.
Sources in the state government said that the kabaddi cup was cancelled owing to the volatile situation in the state after recent incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib which has led to violence across Punjab.
The Kabaddi World Cup has teams from different countries, including women teams.
Tension mounted in Kotkapura area after over 100 pages of the Sikh holy book were found scattered in a street near a gurdwara in Bargari village, 15 km from Kotkapura.
People were killed and injured, including police officials, in bloody clashes between police and protesting Sikhs near Kotkapura town in Punjab’s Faridkot district.