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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Chennai 2009


Deccan Mujahideen threat to disrupt the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2009


Chennai, Jan. 01, 2009
Santosh Kumari

The Indian Mujahideen has sent a email to disrupt the 3-day 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas' (PBD) convention, from January 7 to 9, 2009, which is organised jointly by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the CII to host more than 1,500 NRIs and PIOs. This two line email was received by the Confederation of Indian Industries' mail server.

Director General of Police K P Jain of Tamil Nadu said, 'The adequate security measures were being made to ensure that the event goes off smoothly. He also visited the Chennai Trade Centre and inspected the security arrangements for the event."

NRI Service official at the MOIA said, "The mail has been forwarded to the Home ministry authorities, who stated that their cyber experts would attempt to trace the sender of the threat mail." The other media source said that this email is came from Middle East (Saudi Arabia).

The convention will be inaugurated by Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister on January 8 and Prathiba Patil, President of India would deliver the speech on Jan 09






Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has been celebrated for some 6 years now and it has been successful to link overseas Indians to India and sought to integrating them into India's development. The 7th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held from 7th - 9th January 2009. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas provides a platform for overseas Indians to help bond with India