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Haryana is burning – Damages could cross INR 20,000 crore

 
Haryana burning

Losses to the auto industry itself could run into thousands of crores.

Cars, motorcycles, buses, trains, shops, almost everything that came in the way of the protestors, was burnt to the ground. Protests which have continued for over a week has resulted in losses of over INR 20,000 crore, reveals Assochem.

Thousands of citizens have lost their earning source, with their shops looted or burnt or looted and then burnt. News channels are showing videos of such affected people crying their heart out in front of the camera. But there is no stopping these rioters. As of now, they are out roaming freely.

Haryana burning

Auto industry itself is in a very delicate situation. Haryana produces half of India’s total cars and motorcycles produced. With Maruti suspending production at their two plants for two days, production loss of 20,000 units has already resulted in loss of crores of rupees.

Haryana burning

If this was not enough, protesters have burnt down car dealerships in the state, stolen cars, and burnt down the dealerships. The idea was simple, loot what you can, what you cannot burn it down.

Haryana burning

In Rohtak alone, damage to car dealerships, especially that of Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai has resulted in the loss of hundreds of crores. One such account, where the largest dealership of Hyundai in Haryana was looted, eyewitnesses reveal that a mob of over 500 people surrounded the dealership and started looting it. They stole cars, cash, damaged the property, and burnt the building down. They also stole over 100 cars which were parked in the yard.

Haryana burning

In the meanwhile, the demonstrations show no signs of abatement. 5 persons have lost their lives to date and the Haryana Finance Minister’s house was set ablaze while the Army has been called in to take stock of the situation. The violence has also led to arson with a railway station, police station, bus stations and some building set on fire while the army had to use helicopters to have access to areas blocked due to the demonstrations.

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

Haryana burning

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Posted by Ankur Sangwan on Monday, February 22, 2016

"IITM MURTHAL "burnt in the name of protest

Please dont forget to watch the below video… that shows true colours of haryana… 'Mobs'… So called agitation volunteers… burnt the property "IITM MURTHAL "in the name of protest… that property WAS a educational institution and is nothing more than ASH now !

Posted by SOUL Dance Institute on Monday, February 22, 2016

 

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Pearl Daniels

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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