Haryana violence: Curfew imposed in Nuh, 4 killed in clashes; Section 144 in tense Gurugram

Haryana Violence: At least three people were killed and several others injured in the communal violence that broke out during the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) rally on Monday. When a police team was going from Gurugram to Nuh to maintain law and order, their vehicle was set on fire, killing three home guards. Internet services were snapped and Section 144 imposed in Nuh and Gurugram after tensions escalated over the alleged presence of prominent cow vigilante Monu Manesar during VHP’s ‘Shobha Yatra’ rally.

Manesar, a member of Bajrang Dal is wanted in connection with the murder of two people in Rajasthan.

In view of the widespread violence, all educational institutions including schools, colleges and coaching centers in Gurugram and Faridabad districts have been closed on Tuesday. The district administration has urged all educational institutions to strictly follow these orders. Necessary instructions and advisory have also been issued for Palwal.

Amid “intense communal tension” in Nuh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other leaders cutting across party lines have appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony in the state.

Khattar also said that “stern action” would be taken against those responsible for the incident.

Khattar said citizens should cooperate in the interest of the state by following the principle of “Haryana Ek Haryanvi Ek”, adding that all issues can be resolved through dialogue.

The Chief Minister said that in the kind of situation that has arisen in Nuh, the responsibility of every common citizen towards the society increases further.

Congress leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda also appealed everyone to maintain peace and brotherhood. Congress MLA from Nuh Aftab Ahmed and former MLA Zakir Hussain also urged people to maintain peace and brotherhood.

Hussain said that the Nuh-Mewat region has been known for its brotherhood and communal harmony for centuries and people should not pay heed to any rumors and maintain peace.

Meanwhile, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav warned the public of strict legal action for any objectionable posts on social media.

According to the police, a group of youths stopped the VHP’s ‘Brij Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra’ near Khedla Mor in Nuh and pelted stones at the procession. After this the cars were set on fire.

Reports said that the people involved in the procession also pelted stones at the youths who stopped them.