Following communal clashes that occurred on Monday during a religious parade organized by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Haryana’s Nuh, the Haryana Police made at least 116 arrests and filed about 41 FIRs by late on Tuesday. Up to six persons, including two home guards, three innocent people, and an Imam, perished in the fighting.
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Reason for the Communal Clash
Violence between the two parties was witnessed in Mewat Nuh, Haryana, which is not far from Gurugram.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s “Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra” was stopped near Khedla Mod in Nuh by a gang of young men who then started throwing stones at the procession. Additionally, other police cars suffered damage.
According to police, the unrest started ten minutes after the march of about 200 people left Edward Chowk in Nuh town at around two o’clock in the afternoon. A big throng is said to have thrown rocks at the group as it made its way down the main route. After initially running away, the Hindu side is said to have come together and attacked.
This was followed by a Manesar video which had started going viral on social media on Sunday. On the other hand, Nasir Ahmed, a Punhana neighborhood resident in Nuh, claimed that participants in the parade were shouting offensive statements.
Firozpur Jhirka resident Iqbal Khan claimed that participants in the march initially attacked spectators.
Death and Damages
The communal clashes, which started in Nuh, Haryana, on Monday and expanded to Gurgaon, Haryana, on Tuesday, resulted in at least six deaths. Police reported that a mosque in a Gurgaon neighborhood was set on fire on Tuesday and that a mob had stabbed the naib imam to death around midnight on Monday. In the incident, one other person sustained injuries. Shops in the Badshahpur district of Gurgaon were set on fire in the afternoon.
Schools and Colleges Closed
Due to the communal violence in the Sohna district of Gurugram, which followed the outbreak of violence in the Nuh region of Haryana, all educational institutions were closed today. In this regard, the district magistrate of Gurugram issued an order stating that the communal strife in the neighboring district of Nuh has resulted in anti-social elements blocking roadways, which may affect the peace and tranquility, and public order in the area.
Protest and Demonstration
In protest of the communal violence in Nuh, Haryana, members of the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) conducted protest demonstrations in several locations of Delhi on Wednesday. The Delhi Police officers claimed that no permission was sought for any rally or meeting in a public location, despite the protesters blocking the National Highway near the Badarpur border.
We don’t require authorization, said Hindu Yuva Vahini spokeswoman Praveen Babbar. To inform the commissioner of our protest, a letter has been written to his office. That is adequate.
At Badarpur, more than 60 police officers were on duty, using a drone to monitor the demonstrators’ movements as they sang chants like “Jai Shree Ram,” “Har Har Mahadev,” and “Vande Mataram,” among others.
The VHP and Bajrang Dal had set a Mahapanchayat for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Bhisam Das Mandir in Manesar. The right-wing organisation announced that it would also hold a “major demonstration” on Wednesday in Noida. The demonstrators will take place from the Noida stadium in Sector 21A to Rajnigandha Chowk in Sector 16, where an effigy will be burned, according to Rahul Dubey, the VHP’s director of publicity.
Actions Taken by the Government
Following racial incidents that occurred on Monday during a religious parade organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Haryana’s Nuh, the Haryana Police made 116 arrests and filed over 41 FIRs late on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to take steps to prevent violence, hate speech, and property damage at rallies against any community, to use more force if necessary, and to videotape events in all sensitive locations after hearing an appeal against the Hindu organisations’ protest.
“Six dead, 116 detained, and 90 arrested since Monday’s clashes. Those proven to be at fault won’t escape punishment. On Wednesday, four additional central force companies were sought,” according to the CM. Khattar.
Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, said during a press conference on Wednesday that the government would compensate the people for their losses as a result of the violent confrontations in Nuh and the surrounding districts.
He added, individuals can submit forms on the Kshatipurti portal detailing the losses they have sustained. He said that “all losses to movable and immovable property will be evaluated, and on the basis of that, compensation will be announced.”