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Govt cancels dinner for National award winners over Sarabjit's death

Press Trust of India
May 02, 2013 at 08:45pm IST

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New Delhi: The I&B Ministry on Thursday cancelled a dinner to be hosted here in honour of the National Film Award Winners following the death of Sarabjit Singh as a mark of respect to him.

In view of the anguish felt by the entire nation on the tragic and painful death of Sarabjit, Minister Manish Tewari decided to cancel the dinner as scheduled on Thursday, said officials.

Condemning the brutal assault on Sarabjit, Tewari said "the his unfortunate death "in Pakistan's custody has hurt the sentiments of all Indians. The country, in this hour of grief, stands by the family of the victim."

Govt cancels dinner for award winners over Sarabjit's death

The award function on Friday, to be attended by President Pranab Mukherjee, will, however, be held as per schedule.

The award function on Friday, to be attended by President Pranab Mukherjee, will, however, be held as per schedule, officials said.

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