Imam killed in Gurugram mosque fire after violence in Nuh

New Delhi: A mosque in Gurugram’s Sector 57 was set on fire late on Monday after communal violence in Mewat, Haryana. In this attack, the Imam of the mosque has died and one person is seriously injured.

Haryana: Violent clash in Mewat’s Nuh, police deployed

On August 1, a curfew was imposed in Haryana’s Nuh district following a violent incident in which two home guards were tragically killed, while several others were injured. The violence was sparked by an attempt by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad to stop the procession.

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij announced imposition of curfew in Nuh district to control the situation and ensure the safety of residents and officials. Curfew measures were imposed as a precautionary measure to prevent further escalation of the unrest and to maintain law and order in the area.

What happened in Nuh?

Two Home Guards lost their lives and over 50 people, including policemen, were injured during the violent clash that took place on the evening of 31 July.

The incident came to light when a mob of miscreants attacked, pelted stones and set cars on fire during a religious procession known as ‘Braj Mandal Jalabhishek Yatra’.

The procession, which was flagged off by BJP district president Gargi Kakkar from Civil Lines in Gurugram, faced resistance when it was stopped by a group of men near Khedla Mor in Nuh.

In response to the rising tension, the authorities immediately imposed prohibitory orders in both Nuh and Gurugram districts to restrict the assembly of people.

Mobile internet services have also been temporarily suspended in Nuh and Faridabad till August 2 for the purpose of maintaining peace and controlling the situation.

The situation in Nuh remains tense. However, there were no reports of any fresh violence on August 1, PTI reported. Security has been beefed up in Nuh and other areas, officials said.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said “stern action” would be taken against those responsible for the incident.

Terming the incident as “unfortunate”, the Haryana Chief Minister appealed to all people to maintain peace in the state. He said that the culprits will not be spared at any cost and the strictest action will be taken against them.

(with agency inputs)